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Country Oman


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Region Middle East
Area (sq km) 309,500
Area (sq mile) 82,031
Border Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Population 3,286,936
Nationality Omani(s)
Ethnic Arab, Baluchi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, and other South Asian, African
Religion Idabhi Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu and other 25%
Language Arabic, English, and more
Literacy 81%
Government Monarchy
Capital Muscat
Leader Sultan and Prime Minister Qaboos bin Said Al Said (since July 23, 1970; prime minister since July 23, 1972)
Currency Omani rial (OMR)
Independence Day 1650 (expulsion of the Portuguese)
National Holiday Birthday of Sultan Qaboos (Nov. 18, 1940)
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