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 Project Is A Step Toward 'The Ikea Of Solar'
In the desert of southern Oman, near the border with Yemen, 4 acres of glass houses catch the sun. They sit in the Amal West oilfield, operated by Petroleum Development Oman. But these glasshouses aren't growing tomatoes, or any other crop, rather they are making steam.
|Kerry visits Oman for arms deal, talks on Syria, Mideast
By Arshad Mohammed MUSCAT (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Oman on Tuesday for Raytheon Co's signing of an estimated $2.1 billion arms deal and to consult on Syria and Iran, U.S. officials said. Oman is expected to sign a letter of intent to purchase a ground-based air defence system that would help protect against cruise missile, drone or fighter aircraft attacks, a senior U.S ...
|Oman’s GDP grew by 5% in 2012
Oman’s real GDP expanded steadily over the past few years, with an estimated growth rate of 5.0 percent in 2012, which was lower than government’s target of 7.0 percent and was almost close to the IMF forecast. Oil and gas continue to dominate the Omani economy, contributing more than half of the nominal GDP and almost two-third of net fiscal revenue. However, Oman has successfully executed its ...
|Kerry visits Oman for arms deal signing, talks on Syria, Mideast
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Oman on Tuesday for Raytheon Co's signing of an estimated $2.1 billion arms deal and to consult on Syria and Iran, U.S. officials said. Oman is expected to sign ...
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