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About Oman in detail
Where is Oman?
Oman, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 23 37 N 58 35 E otherwise in Middle East, in Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and the UAE.
What is the capital city of Oman?
The capital city of Oman is: Muscat.
What is the time in Muscat?
It is 9 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Muscat is: UTC+4.
What is the Internet code for Oman?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Oman is: .om
What is the size of Oman?
The territory of Oman is total: 309,500 sq km; land: 309,500 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Oman is twice the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Kansas.
If we would like to walk around and discover Oman, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 1,561 km.
What is the water coverage of Oman?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Oman is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,092 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Oman?
The climate of Oman is dry desert: hot, humid along coast: hot, dry interior: strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south.
Geographical data of Oman
The elevation of Oman; mean elevation: 310 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Arabian Sea 0 m, highest point: Jabal Shams 2,980 m.
The typical geographical details of Oman include central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Oman is consists of Oman proper and two northern exclaves, Musandam and Al Madhah; the former is a peninsula that occupies a strategic location adjacent to the Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil.
Resources and land use of Oman
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 4.7%; arable land 0.1%; permanent crops 0.1%; permanent pasture 4.5%; forest: 0%; other: 95.3% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Oman
The number of inhabitants of Oman is 3,355,262 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that the vast majority of the population is located in and around the Al Hagar Mountains in the north of the country; another smaller cluster is found around the city of Salalah in the far south; most of the country remains sparsely poplulated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 77.6% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Oman is concentrated in MUSCAT (capital) 838,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Oman
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African.
Spoken languages in Oman
The spoken languages in Oman are the following: Arabic (official language), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects.
What are the most important religions in Oman?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim (official; majority are Ibadhi, lesser numbers of Sunni and Shia) 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%, Jewish.
Further population data of Oman
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 30.14% (male 518,600 / female 492,782) 15-24 years: 19.11% (male 336,310 / female 304,871) 25-54 years: 43.41% (male 843,531 / female 613,004) 55-64 years: 3.91% (male 69,904 / female 61,248) 65 years and over: 3.43% (male 56,816 / female 58,196) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Oman is 2.05% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Oman the birth rate is 24.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Oman, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Oman, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Oman are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 3.6% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Oman
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Oman is heavily dependent on its dwindling oil resources, which generate 84% of government revenue. In 2016, low global oil prices drove Oman’s budget deficit to $11.3 billion, or nearly 19% of GDP. Oman has limited foreign assets and is issuing debt to cOman is using enhanced oil recovery techniques to boost production and has actively pursued a development plan that focuses on diversification, industrialization, and privatization, with the objective of reducing the oil sector’s contribution to GDP fromMuscat also is focused on creating more jobs to employ the rising number of Omanis entering the workforce. Increases in social welfare benefits, however, particularly since the Arab Spring, dating to 2011, have challenged the government’s ability to effec.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Oman is $59.68 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Oman is 1.8% (2016 estimate) 3.3% (2015 estimate) 2.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Oman this is $43,700 (2016 estimate) $44,300 (2015 estimate) $44,300 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Oman produces?
The main agricultural products of Oman are dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables; camels, cattle; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber.
Drinking water source in Oman
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 95.5% of the population, rural: 86.1% of the population, total: 93.4% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 4.5% of the population, rural: 13.9% of the population, total: 6.6% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Oman
In Oman, the average number of delivery is 2.84 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Oman
The average age of the population is total: 25.4 years; male: 26.5 years, female: 24 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Oman it is 21 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Oman is -0.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Oman. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: unknown.
Is Oman a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Oman
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Oman density of the hospital beds is 1.7 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Oman the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Oman the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Oman is 26.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Oman? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Oman are summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts.
More interesting facts about Oman
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; The inhabitants of the area of Oman have long prospered from Indian Ocean trade. In the late 18th century, the nascent 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, although the Sultanate never became a British colony. In 1970, QABOOS bin Said Al-Said overthrew his father, and has since ruled as sultan, but he has not designated a successor. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world, while preserving the longstanding close ties with the UK and US. Oman’s moderate, independent foreign policy has sought to maintain good relations with its neighbors and to avoid external entanglements. Inspired by the popular uprisings that swept the Middle East and North Africa beginning in January 2011, some Omanis staged demonstrations, calling for more jobs and economic benefits and an end to corruption. In response to those protester demands, QABOOS in 2011 pledged to implement economic and political reforms, such as granting legislative and regulatory powers to the Majlis al-Shura and increasing unemployment benefits. Additionally, in August 2012, the Sultan announced a royal directive mandating the speedy implementation of a national job creation plan for thousands of public and private sector Omani jobs. As part of the government’s efforts to decentralize authority and allow greater citizen participation in local governance, Oman successfully conducted its first municipal council elections in December 2012. Announced by the Sultan in 2011, the municipal councils have the power to advise the Royal Court on the needs of local districts across Oman’s 11 governorates. The Sultan returned to Oman in March 2015 after eight months in Germany, where he received medical treatment. He has since appeared publicly on a few occasions.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Oman: 1650 (expulsion of the Portuguese).
The flag and other symbols of Oman
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, 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; white represents peace and prosperity, red recalls battles against foreign invaders, and green symbolizes the Jebel al Akhdar (Green Mountains) and fertility.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Oman: khanjar dagger superimposed on two crossed swords; national colors: red, white, green.
Constitution of Oman
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Oman?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Oman is mixed legal system of Anglo-Saxon law and Islamic law.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Oman, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Council of Oman or Majlis Oman consists of the Council of State or Majlis al-Dawla (85 seats including the chairman; members appointed by the sultan from among former government officials and prominent educators, businessmen, and citizens) and the Consultative Council or Majlis al-Shura (85 seats; members directly elected in single- and two-seat constituencies by simple majority popular vote to serve renewable 4-year terms); note – following political reforms in 2011, legislation from the Consultative Council is submitted to the Council of State for review by the Royal Courtelections: Consultative Assembly – last held on 25 October 2015 (next to be held in October 2019)election results: percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – NA; note – organized political parties in Oman are legally banned.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Oman
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Oman the labor force is 968,800 (2007 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Oman is total: 13.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 13.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 12.8 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Oman is 15% (2004 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Oman, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Oman, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Oman, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Oman
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Oman is; revenues: $20.26 billion, expenditures: $31.55 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 34% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Oman is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Oman
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 2% (2016 estimate), 0.1% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Oman
Oman, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Oman is: $30.39 billion (2016 estimate), $34.43 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum, reexports, fish, metals, textiles.
The most important imported products are machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, livestock, lubricants, and the countries from where the import is coming: UAE 29.7%, Japan 10.2%, US 7.5%, China 6.7%, India 6.3% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Oman
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Oman, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Oman, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Oman; modern system consisting of open-wire, microwave, and radiotelephone communication stations; limited coaxial cable; domestic satellite system with 8 earth stationsdomestic: fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership both increasing with fixed-line phone service gradually being introduced to remote villages using wireless local loop systemsinternational: country code – 968; the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and the SEA-ME-WE-3 submarine cable provide connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations – 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Oman
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Oman: 132 (2013), and the number of heliports: 3 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Oman: total: 60,230 km, paved: 29,685 km (includes 1,943 km of expressways), unpaved: 30,545 km (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Oman: N/A.
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Facts & data about Oman
Name of the country: conventional long form: Sultanate of Oman, conventional short form: Oman, local long form: Saltanat Uman, local short form: Uman, former: Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, etymology: the origin of the name is uncertain, but it apparently dates back at least 2,000 years since an “Omana” is mentioned by Pliny the Elder (1st century A.D.) and an “Omanon” by Ptolemy (2nd century A.D.).
|Abbrevation: Oman||Geographic coordinates:|
21 00 N, 57 00 E
|Country location: Middle East|
|Capital of Oman: Muscat||GPS of the Capital:|
23 37 N 58 35 E
|Position: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and the UAE|
|Land area: total: 309,500 sq km; land: 309,500 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south||Area comparative: twice the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Kansas|
|Population: 3,355,262 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.05% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.38 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.14 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.99 male(s) / female, total population: 1.19 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $30.39 billion (2016 estimate), $34.43 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $25.78 billion (2016 estimate), $28.27 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: UAE 29.7%, Japan 10.2%, US 7.5%, China 6.7%, India 6.3% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 77.6% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MUSCAT (capital) 838,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 25.4 years; male: 26.5 years, female: 24 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 2.438 million. Percent of the population: 74.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 434,932. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 13 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 6.647 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 202 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 15% (2004 estimate)||Nationality: Omani(s) adjective: Omani||National holidays: Birthday of Sultan QABOOS, 18 November (1940)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.5 years. Male: 73.5 years, female: 77.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.84 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 24.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 91.1%; male: 93.6%, female: 85.6% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of Anglo-Saxon law and Islamic law||Suffrage: 21 years of age, universal|
|Industries: crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber||Industrial production growth rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.8% (2016 estimate) 3.3% (2015 estimate) 2.9% (2014 estimate)|
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