Until Sultan Qaboos bin Said exiled the previous Sultan in 1970, Oman was an under-developed nation, almost completely closed to visitors and badly manipulated by the British, although never annexed.

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The is an exclave of .

has been inhabited since at least 1000 BCE and for centuries was an important trading port on the Maritime Silk Road.

is the capital city of 's southern region.


is in . There are several caves in the area.

is the southernmost region of . It is best known for being one of the main producers of aromatic frankincense, both historically and in modern times.

Large areas of the south are uninhabited, and travelers should make adequate preparations for survival in a desert wilderness.


  • Location:  ,
  • Population:  2,970,000
  • Latitude of center:  20° 33' (20.55°) north
  • Longitude of center:  56° 25' 48" (56.43°) east
  • Elevation:  129 meters (423 feet)
  • Capital: 
  • Area:  212,460 km² (82,031 miles²)
  • Languages:  Arabic, English, Baluchi, Urdu
  • Currency:  Rial (OMR)
  • Phone code:  968
  • Internet domain:  .om
  • Neighbors:  , ,
  • Wikidata:  Oman
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Oman

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Albanian:  Omani Amharic:  ኦማን Arabic:  سلطنة عمان Arabic:  عمان Arabic:  عُمان Arabic:  ‘Umān Aragonese:  Omán Armenian:  Օման Asturian:  Omán Bambara:  Omaŋ Belarusian:  Аман Bengali:  ওমান Bulgarian:  Оман Burmese:  အိုမန် Central Khmer:  អូម៉ង់ Chinese:  阿曼 Czech:  Omán English:  Sultanate of Oman Esperanto:  Omano Estonian:  Omaan Ewe:  Oman nutome Fulah:  Omaan Galician:  Omán - عُمان Galician:  Omán Ganda:  Omaani Georgian:  ომანი Greek:  Ομάν Gujarati:  ઓમાન Haitian:  Omàn Hebrew:  אומן Hebrew:  עומאן Hebrew:  עומן Hindi:  ओमान Hungarian:  Omán Icelandic:  Óman Irish:  Óman Japanese:  オマーン Japanese:  オマーン国 Kannada:  ಓಮನ್ Kashmiri:  ओमान Kikuyu:  Omani Korean:  오만 Kurdish:  عومان Lao:  ໂອມານ Latvian:  Omāna Limburgan:  Omaan Lingala:  Ománɛ Lithuanian:  Omanas Luba-Katanga:  Omane Macedonian:  Оман Malayalam:  ഒമാൻ Marathi:  ओमान Nepali:  ओमन North Ndebele:  Omani Official Aramaic:  ܥܘܡܐܢ Oriya:  ଓମାନ୍ Ossetian:  Оман Persian:  عمان Portuguese:  Omã Quechua:  Uman Rundi:  Omani Russian:  Оман Sango:  Omâni Sanskrit:  ओमान Serbian:  Оман Sinhala:  ඕමානය Slovak:  Omán Somali:  Cumaan Spanish:  Omán Swahili:  Omani Tamil:  ஓமன் Tamil:  ஓமான் Telugu:  ఒమాన్ Thai:  ประเทศโอมาน Thai:  โอมาน Tibetan:  ཨོ་མན། Tigrinya:  ኦማን Tonga:  ʻOmani Turkish:  Umman Uighur:  ئومان Ukrainian:  Оман Urdu:  عمان Uzbek:  Ummon Vietnamese:  Ô-man Volapük:  Lomän Yoruba:  Orílẹ́ède Ọọma Zulu:  i-Oman Masqat and Oman Salţanat Masqaţ wa ‘Umān Salţanat ‘Umān Sultanat Masqat wah Oman Sultanate of Muscat and Oman Sultanate of Musqat and Oman Sultanate of Oman and Muscat

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