AREA: 212,457 sq km (82,030 sq miles).
POPULATION: 2,017,591 (1993). In
addition there were an estimated 350,000 expatriate workers in 1992.
POPULATION DENSITY: 9.5 per sq km (excluding expatriates).
CAPITAL: Muscat. Population: 622,506 (1993).
GEOGRAPHY: Oman is bordered to the west by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi
Arabia and the Republic of Yemen. The Musandam Peninsula forms a coastal enclave on the
Strait of Hormuz. The 2700km (1700 miles) of coastline are surrounded by the Arabian and
LANGUAGE: Arabic and English.
Religion: Ibadi Muslim, with Sunni and Shia Muslim and Hindu minorities.
TIME: GMT + 4.