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Where is Oman?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Oman covers 309,500 square kilometers of land, making it the 71st largest nation in terms of land area.

Oman became an independent state in 1741, after gaining its sovereignty from Portugal. The population of Oman is 3,090,150 (2012) and the nation has a density of 10 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Oman is the Rial Omani (OMR). As well, the people of Oman are refered to as Omani.

The dialing code for the country is 968 and the top level internet domain for Omani sites is .om.

Oman shares land borders with 3 countries: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates.

To learn more, visit our detailed Oman section.

Quick facts

Population 3,090,150
Density 10.0 / km2 ( 25.9 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1741
Capital Muscat (Muhafazat Masqat)
Currency Rial Omani
GDP 81,796,618,986 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 26,470 (2014 data)
Land Area 309,500 km2 (119,499 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Yemen, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates
Minimum Longitude 52.000
Maximum Longitude 59.840
Mininum Latitude 16.650
Maximum Latitude 26.390

What is the capital of Oman?

map showing the location of Oman
Location of Muscat on a map.

Muscat is the capital city of Oman. It has a population of 797,000, and is located on a latitue of 23.61 and longitude of 58.59.

Muscat is also the political center of Oman, which is considered a Absolute Monarchy, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Muscat, the Capital Of Oman

City Muscat
Country Oman
Population 797,000
Longitude 58.59220000
Latitude 23.61387000
Elevation 7 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Oman

Rank City Population
#1Muscat797,000
#2As Sib al Jadidah237,816
#3Salalah163,140
#4Bawshar159,487
#5Al Sohar108,274
#6As Suwayq107,143
#7`Ibri101,640
#8Saham89,327
#9Barka'81,647
#10Rustaq79,383
#11Al Buraymi73,670
#12Nizwa72,076
#13Sur71,152
#14Bahla'54,338
#15Al Khaburah50,223

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.