Oh-Man! Oman Was Cool.

Yup! Oman was cool because the culture and people were unlike any I had encountered in the Middle East. Coming from the most conservative country in the region, Saudi Arabia, I was surprised to find a Muslim country that did not require its citizens follow strict rules of conduct.

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Long Name:Sultanate of Oman

Location:Middle East

Area (in sq km):309500

Capital:Muscat

Agricultural Products:dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables; camels, cattle; fish

Demonym:Omani(s)

Religions:Ibadhi Muslim, Sunni Muslim, Shia Muslim, Hindu

Languages:Arabic, English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects

GDP Growth %:5

Location:Middle East

Resources:petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas

Population Growth Rate %:2.06

Exports:petroleum, reexports, fish, metals, textiles

Government:monarchy

Literacy Rate %:86.9

GDP Per Capita:29600

Population:3154134

Urban Population %:73.4

Industry:crude oil production and refining, natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals, optic fiber

Life Expectancy (in years):74.7

Currency Code:OMR

Currency:Omani Rial

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