Oman- Alysa Cannon

external image moman.gifgeography of oman: Area: About 309,500 sq. km. (approximately the size of the State of New Mexico)
bordered on the north by the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), on the northwest by Saudi Arabia, and on the southwest by the Republic of Yemen. The Omani coastline stretches 3,165 km.Cities: Capital--Muscat. Other cities--Salalah, Nizwa, Sohar, Sur.
Terrain: Mountains, plains, and arid plateau.
Climate: Hot and humid along the coast; hot and dry in the interior; summer monsoon in the far south.

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Nationality: Noun--Oman. Adjective--Omani(s).
Population (2009 est.): 3.37 million (includes 580,000 non-nationals).
Annual population growth rate (2009 est.): 2.0%.
Ethnic groups: Arab, Baluchi, East African (Zanzabari), South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi).
Religions: Ibadhi; Sunni Muslim, Shia Muslim, Hindu, Christian.
Languages:Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Swahili, Hindi and Indian dialects.
Education: Literacy--approx. 81% (total population).
Health (2009 est.): Infant mortality rate--17 deaths/1,000 live births. Life expectancy--73.8 years.

government

Type: Monarchy.
Constitution: None. On November 6, 1996, Sultan Qaboos issued a royal decree promulgating the Basic Statute which clarifies the royal succession, provides for a prime minister, bars ministers from holding interests in companies doing business with the government, establishes a bicameral parliament, and guarantees basic rights and responsibilities for Omani citizens.
family law issues; commercial courts adjudicate business and commercial matters; labor courts oversee labor and employment cases.

economy
GDP $59.946 billion.
Per capita GDP $21,646.
Real GDP growth rate7.8%.
Natural resources: Oil, natural gas, copper, marble, limestone, gypsum, chromium.
Agriculture and fisheries: Products--dates, bananas, mangoes, alfalfa, other fruits and vegetables. Fisheries--kingfish, tuna, other fish, shrimp, lobster, abalone.
Industry:Types--crude petroleum (not including gas liquids) about 750,000 barrels per day; construction, petroleum refinery, copper mines and smelter, cement and various light industries.
Trade Exports--$37.72 billion. Major markets--China U.A.E. Japan South Korea Thailand Imports--$22.92 billion: machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, food, livestock, lubricants. Major suppliers--U.A.E. (27.2%), Japan (15.6%), United States (5.7%), China (4.7%), India (4.5%).

external image oman_map_2010worldfactbook_300_1.jpgOfficial Name: sultanate oamn
external image Animated-Flag-Oman.gifThe red base is taken from Oman's previous flag and represents the reigning Al Bu Said dynasty, which has been ruling Oman since the mid-18th century and also symbolizes the difficulties Oman overcame in its search for independence. The color white historically represents the imam, the Islamic religious leaders of the country and also stands for peace and prosperity. Green is the color of Islam and represents the fertility of the country as well as Al Jabal al Akhdar (the Green Mountains) in the north-east of the country.

questions
1.what does the green on the flag mean?
A:color of islam and represents the fertility of the country
2.whats the GDP growth rate?
A:78%
3.whast the capital of oman?
A:muscat
4.what type of government?
A:monarchy
5.what are there languages?
A:Arabic, English, Baluchi, Urdu, Swahili, Hindi and Indian dialects.

liwa and fann at tanubra are types of music and dance
Traditional music marks all the stages in the life of an Omani, including birth, circumcision, marriage and death. In contrast to many Arab countries, all Omanis participate in music, include both men and women, and young and old.
The cuisine of Oman is a mixture of several staples of Asian food Dishes are often based around chicken, fish, and mutton, based around ...
sports are swimming cycling gulf bullfighting,
The Sultan has forbidden the covering of faces in public office. On holidays, such as Eid, the women wear traditional dress, which is often very brightly colored and consists of a mid-calf length tunic over trousers
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