Oman Overview

Country Profile

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.

Oman National Flag

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 Country Flag

History Summary

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.

Economy and Culture Overview

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 tobacco.

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 amazing.

Oman Map


Oman Map

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