Oman is located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula and is
also known as the Oman Power Dan. Covering an area of 309,500 square
kilometers, Oman has a population of 12.34 million, mostly Arabs,
with the others from India and Pakistan. Many residents believe in
the Iraqi ashamed. The official language is Arabic. English is
generally spoken. The currency of Oman is the rial. Muscat (Masqat)
is the capital.
The flag of Oman has red, white, and green components. The red part
of the flag forms a “T” shape. The top right of the flag is white.
The bottom is green, separated by a wide red middle. In the corner
is an Eastern emblem. The red symbolizes good luck, while white
symbolizes peace and purity, and the green symbolizes the earth.
Oman is one of the oldest countries on the Arabian Peninsula. In the
7th century AD, it was part of the Arab Empire. In 1624, the
Yarrimbah dynasty was established. In the 18th century, the Said
dynasty was established, becoming the country called the "Muscat
Sultanate." Since 1507, the Portuguese, Persians, and British have
invaded. In 1920, Oman was divided into the "Muscat Sultanate" and
the "Oman Imamate State." It was unified in 1967 as the "Muscat and
Oman Sultanate." On July 25, 1970, after a military coup, Qaboos
ascended the throne, announcing that the country would be called
"the Sultanate of Oman," which is still in use. In 1975, British
troops withdrew from Oman.
Economic and Cultural Customs
The economy is dominated by the oil industry. Gold, silver, and
copper technology is advanced, with fine work. Jewelry, pottery,
rugs, and other traditional handicrafts are very famous. The
northwestern coastal plain is the main agricultural zone.
Agricultural products are mainly date palms, wheat, maize, and
Oman has free medical care and a free education system. 90% of
the population own their own homes. Omanis love singing, the
traditional sword dance, the woman hair rejection dance, local
navigation dances, and the dance of Zanzibar. Oman's traditional
sports are horse, camel, and canoe racing.
Omani men wear a waist knife as a symbol of authority. There are two
types: one is a Finnish dagger, worn on the chest. The other is a
messenger knife, worn to the left of the waist. The decorations on
the knife and sheath are of fine workmanship and the materials are