Oman Google maps and Driving Directions
Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for Oman, and Muscat (GPS: 23 37 N 58 35 E), the capital city of the country located in (the) Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and the UAE.
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Oman occupies a strategic position on the Arabian Peninsula, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. It is the least developed Gulf state, despite modest oil exports.
Oman is central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south.
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Oman is a 1,000-mile-long (1,700 km) coastal plain at the southeast tip of the Arabian Peninsula lying on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. The country is the size of Kansas.
Oman (area: 309 500 sq km / 119 498,57 sq mi), where the official language is Arabic, lying in Asia and using the currency; Omani rial (OMR), since 1970, set their clock to UTC+4. That means they are 9 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Muscat, the capital. Note to the time difference: N/A.
The climate in Oman; Blistering heat in the west. Summer temperatures often climb above 113°F (45°C). Southern uplands receive rains JuneSeptember.
Geography in a nutshell; Mostly gravelly desert, with mountains in the north and south. Some narrow fertile coastal strips.
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Driving directions Oman
The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of Oman above showing the country, located next to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of Oman are 21 00 N, 57 00 E , while the capital, Muscat found at 23 37 N 58 35 E.
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About Oman and the capital, Muscat
|The national flag of Oman||Borderline map of Oman|
|Flag description: 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.||Border length: total: 1,561 km. Border countries (total: 3): Saudi Arabia 658 km, UAE 609 km, Yemen 294 km.|
Did you know about Oman?
- From the mid-19th century, Oman was a British protectorate. In 1970, it achieved independence as the Sultanate of Oman.
- Until the late 1980s, Oman was closed to all but business or official visitors.
- The seas off Oman teem with fish, including tuna, anchovies, sardines, and cuttlefish, and are now being exploited by local fishermen.
Facts of Oman (OM)
Name 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.)
Codes: ISO; OM, Internet; .om
Capital city: Muscat
Language(s): Arabic (official language), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects
National holiday(s): Birthday of Sultan QABOOS, 18 November (1940)
Currency: Omani rial (OMR), since 1970
GPS: 21 00 N, 57 00 E, Muscat; 23 37 N 58 35 E
Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and the UAE
Geography note: 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
Land boundaries: Saudi Arabia 658 km, UAE 609 km, Yemen 294 km, total: 1,561 km
Maritime boundaries: Gulf of Oman, Indian Ocean
Coastline: 2,092 km
Area: total: 309,500 sq km; land: 309,500 sq km, water: 0 sq km (total 119 498,57 mi2), twice the size of Georgia; slightly smaller than Kansas.
Roadways: total: 60,230 km, paved: 29,685 km (includes 1,943 km of expressways), unpaved: 30,545 km (2012)
Local time (capital): UTC+4, 9 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: N/A
Population in Oman: 4 829 946
Population in Muscat: 797 000 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 77.6% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: MUSCAT (capital) 838,000 (2015)
Population growth rate: 2.05% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 24.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 3.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure: 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)
Median age: total: 25.4 years; male: 26.5 years, female: 24 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African
Religions: Muslim (official; majority are Ibadhi, lesser numbers of Sunni and Shia) 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%, Jewish
Government type: Unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy
Legal system: mixed legal system of Anglo-Saxon law and Islamic law
National anthem: Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani (Sultanic Salutation)
Known national hazards: summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts
Major infectious diseases: N/A
Land use: agricultural land: 4.7%; arable land 0.1%; permanent crops 0.1%; permanent pasture 4.5%; forest: 0%; other: 95.3% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables; camels, cattle; fish
Industries: crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber
Export commodities: petroleum, reexports, fish, metals, textiles
Main export partners: China 35.4%, UAE 15.3%, South Korea 6.8%, Saudi Arabia 5.8%, Pakistan 4.2% (2015)
Import commodities: machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, livestock, lubricants
Main import partners: UAE 29.7%, Japan 10.2%, US 7.5%, China 6.7%, India 6.3% (2015)
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