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Last update : 17 February 2019

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Capital : Muscat
Language :  Arabic
Currency :  Rial
Population : 4 496 760
Area : 309 500 km2

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Oman facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on December 20, 1951.
2. The population density is 11 people / km².
3. The country is similar in size to Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 93%.
5. There are no rivers in this country.
6. The full name of the country – Sultanate of Oman.
7. Political system – absolute monarchy.
8. The main ethnic group are the Omani Arabs, 74%.
9. The highest peak is Jabal ash-shams 3018 m above sea level.
10. There is a tropical climate in Oman.

11. In the past, Oman was one of the richest countries in the world, with wealth coming mainly from incense trade.

12. This is the only place where incense trees grow in natural conditions.

13. An irrigation system was invented on the heights of Omen.

14. This country is known for breeding Arabian horses.

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15. In this country there is the absolute monarchy system. The Sultan exercises supreme power.

16. Wages in Oman are tax-free. There is also a very small tax on goods and services.

17. Oman is one of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world.

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18. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 68 place,
      – 2018 year – 78 place.

19. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 72 000 professional and 20,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 57 300 professional and 4500 reservists.

20. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 210 tanks, 1000 armored vehicles, 100 jet aircraft and 42 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 117 tanks, 950 armored vehicles, 125 jet aircraft and 46 helicopters.

21. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $6,700,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $6 715 000 000 .

22. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 62 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 62 ships.

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23. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

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24. The minimum wage is 225 rial per month, additionally 100 rial is received by every citizen of Omen (data from 2013).

25. The amount of income tax in Oman is 12%.

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26. Two Omani gathered more than a billion US dollars.

27. The richest of them is Mohammed Al. Dyed with assets worth over $1.2 billion.

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28. Until 1970, Oman was ruled by a tyrant who did not allow citizens to wear sunglasses.

29. He hid money for the oil he sold in the bedroom of his palace. Some of them were destroyed by rats.

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30. Oman is the home of Sindbad the sailor.

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31. Sindbad began his journey in search of happiness in the city of Suchar.

32. Suchar in the fifteenth century was the most important port of Arabia. The ships were filled with silk, spices and gold.

33. A single unmarried woman can not speak without her father’s permission.

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34. Despite the hot, desert climate, cultivation of plants is at a high level thanks to sophisticated irrigation systems. The talent for building them is a mythical gift of King Solomon who, traveling the area on a flying carpet, ordered the spirits to give the inhabitants of the dried-up land a way to imprison water.

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35. In remote areas of high mountains you can find a dying species of Arabian leopard.

36. The Sultan Qaboos mosque has an amazing Persian rug that has been used for 600 women for 4 years.

37. In the Sultan Qaboos mosque you can see a giant chandelier decorated with Swarovski crystals measuring 14x8 meters.

38. Cows and goats are fed with boiled banana tree trunks.

39. The country has luxury hotels deserving even 6 stars.

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40. In Omena, an average person consumes about 0.9 liters of pure alcohol per year.

41. The most beer is beer – 55%, then spirit – 42%, and wine – 3%.

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42. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

43. The average IQ level is 83.

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44. In this country there are 5.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 224,047 people).

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45. The national animal is an Arabic oryx.

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46. In 2013, 913 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

47. 0.4% of fatal accidents caused people under the influence of alcohol.

48. In this country, more than 1,083,000 motor vehicles are registered (251 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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49. In this country there are over 69,873 km of paved roads, including more than 1 103 km of expressways (0.11% of all roads in the world).

50. In this country there are 132 airports, 13 of the paved surface.

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51. In this country over 2 584 000 (2015) 3 310 260 (2018) people have access to internet (about 76% of the population).

52. Around 1,200,000 (2015) 2,630,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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53. The national top-level domain is .om . There are over 3,400 websites with such an extension.

54. The most popular pages with the extension .om are: google.com.om, moe.gov.om and block.om.

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55. The country has 2018 over $15,919,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.15% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

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56. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $81 637 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $72 640 000 000 .

57. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 4.8% GDP, or around: $3 918 576 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 31.4% GDP, or around: $22 808 960 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $5 294.

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58. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $10,180,000,000 .

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59. 21% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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60. In this country the average adult person smokes 71 cigarettes a month.

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61. In this country you can vote from the age of 21.

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62. The lowest temperature: -9.7 °C was measured at Jabal ash Sham.

63. The highest temperature: 50.8 °C was measured in Buraimi.

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64. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

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65. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.6 years (women – 74.8 years and men – 70.9 years).

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66. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

67. 10 women give birth to 29 children on average

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68. The average age of people living in this country is 25.1 years.

69. The country is around:
1,321,000 people (30.23%) in the age range 0-14 years.
2,903,000 individuals (66.41%) in the age range 15-64 years.
146 900 people (3.36%) over 65 years old.

70. In this country, approximately 107 000 children (2.4% of the population) are born every year, and around 14 700 people die (0.3% of the population).

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71. There are 17705 km2 of agricultural land in Oman (6% of the country).

72. 255 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

73. The highest situated city in the country is Saiq.

74. In this country, women have the right to vote since 2003.

75. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 34 days.

76. The work week is 45 hours.

77. 78% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

78. 20 km2 of the country is covered by forests (0%)

79. The last death penalty was carried out in 2007.

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80. The unemployment rate is 16% (data from 2018).

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81. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 0%, and for companies 15% (2018).

82. The tax on goods and services is 0% (2018).

83. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.4%.

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84. Oman has 20 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

What is the highest peak in Oman?
The highest peak in Oman is Jabal Szams (2980 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Oman?
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What is the largest lake in Oman?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Oman has national colors?
National colors: red, white and green.

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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is an Arabic oryx.

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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Oman?
Oman borders on such countries as Saudi Arabia, 676 km, United Arab Emirates 410 km, Yemen and 288 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 25.1 years.

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What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 225 rial per month, additionally 100 rials is received by every citizen of Omen (data from 2013).

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What is the population density in Oman?
The population density is 14 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 50.8 ° C was measured in Buraimi.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -9.7 ° C was measured at Jabal ash Sham.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
For Muslims, alcohol is illegal. Other people may have bought it for 21 years.

answer: Marta