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Oman is a large country in the south west of Asia.

Oman has a border on the Arabian Sea, the GUlf of Oman, and the Persian Gulf.

The land is a mixture of mountains in the north and south and a low central plain.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Oman, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 21 00N
Longitude - 57 00E

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About

Check the weather in Seeb now. Seeb is about 20 kms due west of Muscat.


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oman The Omani flag is 3 equal horizontal stripes of white, at the top, red and green with a vertical stripe of red on the flag pole side. The national emblem, in white, of a dagger superimposed on two crossed swords is in the centre and at the top of the vertical stripe.

The capital of Oman is Muscat.

Oman is an absolute monarchy with a sultan as head of state and head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 21 can vote excluding members of the military and security forces.

The currency in Oman is the rial.

Arabic is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Oman to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of Oman is 309,500 sq kms which is the 21st largest in Asia.

Oman has no lakes, rivers and canals.

Oman has boundaries with 3 countries

  • Saudi Arabia 658 kms
  • The United Arab Emirates 609 kms
  • Yemen 294 kms

Oman has a coastline of 2,092 kms which is the 16th longest in Asia.

The highest point in Oman is Jabal Shams at 3,004 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. oman
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People

The total population of Oman is 3.36 million people, making it the 39th largest country in Asia by population.

Of this number 1.53 million are females and 1.83 million are males.

A person from Oman is called a Omani.

To be a citizen of Oman, your father must be a citizen of Oman. It is not sufficient to be born in Oman.

The largest five cities in Oman, by population are:-

  • Muscat 797,000 people
  • Seeb 237,816
  • Salalah 163,140
  • Bawshar 159,487
  • Sohar 108,274
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. omanEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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77.6% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Oman is 24.3 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Oman is 3.3 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 12.8 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 13.5 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 24.2 and for males is 26.6. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 3.1. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 32.6. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Oman spends 3.6% of its total income on health care.

There are 2.43 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 1.7 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

27.0% of the population are estimated as obese.

95.5% of the urban population and 86.1% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

97.3% of the urban population and 94.7% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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Oman releases 69.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 22nd highest in Asia.
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Education

Oman spends 6.2% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in Oman. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education can continue till 18. It would appear no years are compulsory.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the first week of September and finishes at the end of June. There is usually a 2 week break at Christmas and Easter, and a one week break in the middle of each of the first two terms.

93.2% of femlaes and 97.4% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

Wee have no figures for the number of people aged between 16 and 24 who are not in work.

The total number of people available for work in Oman is 0.97 million.

We have no figures for the sectors they work in. We have no figures for the % of the workforce who are unemployed.

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Travel



There are 13 paved in Oman, which is the 36th highest number in Asia.
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There are no railways in Oman.
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There are 29,685 kilometres of roads in Oman, which means Oman is in 23rd place for the most kilometres of roads in Asia.
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There are 4 major national newspapers in Oman.

There are 6.87 million mobile phone users.

13% of the people have a fixed landline.

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2.34 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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