Oman World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Oman Oman is finally opening up to the world, and inviting you in, lying in the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The Batinah Coast will show you the most stunning forts, where you can explore how the Omanis used to live. You will also be able to see the sultans main palace, and at the same time explore Muscat with the old city walls. Or as a contrast, visit the desert, mountains, or beautiful beaches.

Area: 306.088 Km²
Population: 2.622.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 8,5 pop/Km²

System of government: Monarchy
Capital: Muscat (51.970 pop.)
Major cities: Matrah 40.000 pop., Salalah 40.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Omani 75%, Indian 15%, Pakistani 4%, Bangladeshi 2,5%
Border countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen WEST

Principal mountains: Jabal ash Sham 3017 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Masirah
Climate: Arid

Language: Arabic (official), English
Religion: Ibadhi Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu 25%
Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 18/11, 19/11, 31/12
Dialling code: 00968
GMT: +4

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