flag Oman Oman: Introduction

Capital: Muscat


Total Population: 4,520,471
Natural Increase: -0.5%
Density: 15 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 87.0%
Ethnic Origins: Mostly ethnic Arabs from Oman and other Gulf countries, as well as Baluchis, South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans and Bangladeshis) and Africans.
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects, Mehri
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Ibadhi Muslim 75%, Others (including Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu) 25%.
Literacy Rate: 81.4%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

Country Overview

Area: 309,500 km²
Type of State: Sultanate. Absolute Monarchy.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
Economy dependent on petroleum revenue.
HDI*: 0.793/1
HDI (World Rank): 52/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Oman, dial 00
To call Oman, dial +968
Internet Suffix: .om
Telephone Lines: 10.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 60.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 26,43525,77023,50720,96030,995
Exports of Goods (million USD) 32,90441,76138,72431,68544,591
Imports of Services (million USD) 10,81111,72912,0935,5390
Exports of Services (million USD) 4,0104,5915,0011,8300

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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