Where is Oman?

The Sultanate of Oman is located on the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, between 17-20 N and 52-60 E. It is bordered to the west by Saudi Arabia, to the northwest lie the United Arab Emirates and to the southwest is Yemen. The east coast meets with the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman (Indian Ocean). The capital of Oman is Muscat.

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Oman’s diverse geographic includes rocky coasts, beautiful sand beaches, craggy mountains, salt flats, oases and deserts. The northern, fertile coastal plain, the Batinah, is separated from the interior of the country by the Hajar mountain chain, whose highest peak, Al-Jabel Ash-Shams (“the mountain of the sun”), rises to 3000m.

The dominant landscape outside this area are arid gravel and sand deserts in the interior and salt marshes (“sabkhat”) along the 2000 km long coastline. The temperatures in summer are often in the upper 40s and may occasionally exceed 50 C.

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Sultanate of Oman

Oman Flag

Land Area

309,500 km2

Coastline

2,092 km

Land Borders

1,370 km

Highest Point

Jabal Shams (2,980 m)

Population

3,418,00 (est. 2009)

Median Age

18.8 years (est. 2009)

Capital

Muscat

Government

Monarchy

Further Info

The Ministry of Information
Lonely Planet
CIA Fact Book
My Beautiful Oman
Andy Carvin’s Photo Diary

Boat on Masirah

Camel in Car

Camel

Castle Ruin Sharqiah

Empty Quarter

Grand Mosq Muscat

Jabal Shams 1

Jabal Shams 2

Masirah Island 1

Masirah Island 2

Nizwa Oasis

Wahiba Sands

Weaver on Shams