Guide to OMAN
OMAN which official name is Sultanate of Oman or Oman, is a country from Asia located at the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE. OMAN with 1,374 km sq km, limits with: Saudi Arabia 676 km, UAE 410 km, Yemen 288 km; and is divided in 5 regions . OMAN's capital is Muscat , but OMAN 's most populated city is salalah with about 178,469 inhabitants.
History of OMAN
OMAN's government is monarchy; a Absolute monarchy with a Monarch personally exercises power alongside weak parliament government type, with Sultan Qaboos as head of state.
Other symbols of OMAN are Omani anthem "Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani Omani flag.Omani flag is composed by three horizontal bands of white, red, and green of equal width with a broad, vertical, red band on the hoist side; the national emblem (a khanjar dagger in its sheath superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards) in white is centered near the top of the vertical band .
OMAN's history is quite long: The inhabitants of the area of Oman have long prospered on Indian Ocean trade. In the late 18th century, a newly established sultanate in Muscat signed the first in a series of friendship treaties with Britain. Over time, Oman's dependence on British political and military advisors increased, but it never became a British colony. In 1970, QABOOS bin Said al-Said overthrew the restrictive rule of his father; he has ruled as sultan ever since. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world while preserving the longstanding close ties with the UK. Oman's moderate, independent foreign policy has sought to maintain good relations with all Middle Eastern countries.
OMAN has an area of 212,460Km ,with a coastline of 2092, this great area is composed by 212,460 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Omani geography is known by it's central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south . This makes Omani's land specially proclive to summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts.
Guide to travel to OMAN
If you are thinking on traveling to OMAN, you will have to take in consideration some points like OMAN's currency, OMAN's weather, OMAN's national holiday and OMAN's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. OMAN`s currency is called rial ( RO), which is divided in 1,000 baizas. For your consideration, rial's exchange rate is about St. Thomas Cathedral, Kuching per dolar.0.3848800172.
OMAN's weather is characterized to be dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to OMAN.
You can also consider to visit OMAN on it's national holiday to get in OMAN's culture. If you do so, OMAN's national holiday is called Birthday of Sultan QABOOS, 18 November.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of OMAN: Jabal Shams 2,980 m. And try also to get to OMAN's lowest point: Arabian Sea 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit OMAN's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to OMAN, with more than 137 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to OMAN without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. OMAN has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
OMAN is known by Omanis as Saltanat Uman or Uman in the shortened way. Omani, about 3,204,897 people, are composed by different ethnics: Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African. And they also have different languages: Arabic.
Another relevant point nowadays it's OMAN's religion. Omanis are divided in Ibadhi Muslim 75%, other (includes Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu) 25%.
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Latest News of Oman
|Oman likely to start cutting subsidies next year -minister
* Oil price decline adds pressure to reduce subsidies * Reform to be gradual, favour poorer citizens * First domestic sukuk issue may occur in Q1 next year * International bond issue expected to follow * 2015 budget spending to be same or marginally higher than 2014 By Martin Dokoupil KUWAIT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Oman's government is likely to start cutting some state subsidies next year as the ...
|TABLE-Oman nominal GDP +3.7 pct y/y in H1
Oct 23 (Reuters) - Oman's National Center for Statistics & Information released on Thursday the following preliminary nominal gross domestic product data for the first six months of 2014. OMAN GDP (nominal) JAN-JUNE/14 Q1/14 JAN-JUNE/13 pct change year/year 3.7 4.6 n/a mln rials 15,305.9 7,725.9 14,754.3 NOTE. Oman does not release inflation-adjusted GDP data on a regular basis. Analysts polled ...
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|Oman studying ways to limit spending after oil price plunge
By Fatma Al Arimi MUSCAT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Oman's government is studying ways to limit spending in the wake of the plunge of oil prices, but it does not intend to cut back infrastructure projects, a senior finance ministry official said on Tuesday. Among the wealthy Gulf oil exporters, Oman needs a relatively high oil price to balance its budget, so its state finances are more vulnerable than ...
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