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Oman
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Geography


Area: 309,500 kmē.
Water surface: 0 kmē.
Population density: 13 inhabitants per kmē
Border: 1,374 km. To Saudi Arabia 676 km; Yemen 288 km; UAE 410 km.
Coastline: 2,092 km.
Highest point: Shams Mountain 2,980 m
Arable land: 0.1%
Oman is divided into 3 geographical parts — the main region with a coastline along the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea; the tiny enclave of Madha inside the main land of United Arab Emirates; and the enclave of Musandam, which is separated from main Oman by territories of United Arab Emirates, and lies next to the Strait of Hormuz.
Main Oman has three physical regions: The narrow coastal plain of Al-Batina, mountains and hills (Jabal al-Akhdar, Green Mountain), and the plateau of the inland.
Al-Batina is barren, even if there is some agriculture in Dhofar (south-west). The mountains in the north reach as high as 3,019 metres, the Shaam Mountain. The interior plateau is arable only in oases.

Regions

  • Dhofar
  • Musandam
  • Rub al-Khali

    Seas

  • Persian Gulf
  • Strait of Hormuz

    Islands

  • Masirah Island




  • By Tore Kjeilen