Oman flag information
Description flag of Oman
three horizontal bands of white red and green of equal width with a broad, vertical, red band on the hoist side; the national emblem (a khanjar dagger in its sheath superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards) in white is centered near the top of the vertical band
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Official country name
Sultanate of Oman
Saltanat Uman (long)
Muscat and Oman
Omani(s) (noun) Uman (adjective)
Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects
3,311,640 ranked 136, (data 2008)
strategic location on Musandam Peninsula adjacent to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil. The lowest point is Arabian Sea 0 m.
Coastline 2,092 km.
1,374km, Saudi Arabia 676 km, UAE 410 km, Yemen 288 km.
5 regions (manatiq, singular - mintaqat) and 4 governorates* (muhafazat, singular - muhafazat) Ad Dakhiliyah, Al Batinah, Al Buraymi*, Al Wusta, Ash Sharqiyah, Az Zahirah, Masqat (Muscat)*, Musandam*, Zufar (Dhofar)*
1650 (expulsion of the Portuguese)