Oman – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Oman: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

System of government: Sultante
Capital: Muscat
Location: In the south-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has borders with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the Yemen PDR
Area: 212,457 sq km
National composition: Arabs (90%), Indian, Pakistani and Iranian minorities
Religion: Islam
Official language: Arabic
Currency: Oman riyal =1,000 baiza
Administrative divisions: 10 provinces
Other major cities: Metrah
Highest elevation: Jebel ash-Sham (3,019 m)
Chief rivers: No permanent rivers
Climate: Hot and dry

The interior of Oman is desert and most people live on the northern or far southern coastal plains, where there is some farmland. Oman’s only resource is its rich deposits of oil, its leading export, and natural gas.

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