Country Name - OmanOman flag

Head of stateSultan Qaboos bin Said al Said
Capital CityMuscat
Official LanguageArabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)155.64
Population 20123,314,001
Ease of Doing Business Rank 201447
Scientific ranking 201480
HDI ranking 201356
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UKH.E. Mr Abdulaziz Abdullah Zahir Al Hinai
Embassy DetailsEmbassy of the Sultanate of Oman
Embassy Address167 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5HE
Telephone020 7225 0001
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

Oman is a Middle Eastern country situated in the south east of the Arabian Peninsula. It shares borders to the west with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and with Yemen. The eastern shores of the country are flanked by Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea, and by the Persian Gulf around the enclave at the Musandam Peninsula.

Oman consists of mainly valleys and desert which account for over 80 percent of the land, mountain ranges including Al Hajar al Gharbi for 15 percent and the remaining coastal plain.

Oman is a hot, dry country. Recorded summer shade temperatures in the country's interior have reached in excess of 53°C whilst winter temperatures range between 18 and 26°C.

Oman's natural resources include oil, natural gas, copper and chromium.

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