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Oman is located in Western Asia part of Asia. It's total area is 310K km² and 0% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 4.6M. 87.8% lives in cities whereas 12.3% lives in rural areas.
Oman ( (listen) oh-MAHN; Arabic: عُمَان, Urdu: عمانʿUmān [ʕʊˈmaːn]), officially the Sultanate of Oman (Arabic: سلْطنةُ عُمان Salṭanat(u) ʻUmān), is an Arab country located in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and spans the mouth of the Persian Gulf. Oman shares land borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, while sharing maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast, and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the United Arab Emirates on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and the Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries. Muscat is the nation's capital and largest city.

From the 17th century, the Omani Sultanate was an empire, vying with the Portuguese and British empires for influence in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. At its peak in the 19th century, Omani influence and control extended across the Strait of Hormuz to Iran and Pakistan, and as far south as Zanzibar. When its power declined in the 20th century, the sultanate came under the influence of the United Kingdom. For over 300 years, the relations built between the two empires were based on mutual benefit. The UK recognized Oman's geographical importance as a trading hub that secured their trading lanes in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean and protected their empire in the Indian sub-continent. Historically, Muscat was the principal trading port of the Persian Gulf region.

Oman is an absolute monarchy led by a Sultan, with power passed down through the male line. Qaboos bin Said was the Sultan from 1970 until his death on 10 January 2020. Qaboos bin Said, who died childless, had named his cousin, Haitham bin Tariq, as his successor in a letter, and the family confirmed him as the new Sultan of Oman.Formerly a maritime empire, Oman is the oldest continuously independent state in the Arab world. It is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It has oil reserves ranked 22nd globally. In 2010, the United Nations Development Programme ranked Oman as the most improved nation in the world in terms of development during the preceding 40 years. A portion of its economy involves tourism and trading fish, dates and other agricultural produce. Oman is categorized as a high-income economy and, as of 2022, ranks as the 64th most peaceful country in the world according to the Global Peace Index.

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💬 Languages

Arabic is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Omani rial [1 USD = 0.385 OMR].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Oman, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2011: %26.62463188]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 1.9K ATM's in Oman.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 3.5M tourists arrived to Oman. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Oman economy with a total of 3.2B $ income (%7.3).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is fast with 76.92 Mbps. Broadband is fast with 70.96 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (2.44 / 10)

Broadband (2.5 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is 🔥 29 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 27 °C and very hot.
Yearly average26 °C 🔥
3 month average29 °C 🔥
Spring average27 °C 🔥
Summer average29 °C 🔥
Fall average26 °C 🔥
Winter average21 °C ☀️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 92B $ and with %3.6 increase GNI per capita was 20K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %2.8.
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