Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf, between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.
Geography: strategic location on Musandam Peninsula adjacent to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil.
Area: total: 212,460 sq km, and the earth: 212,460 sq km, and water: 0 sq km
Industries: crude oil production, refining and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural (LNG) production; construction, cement, copper, steel, chemicals and fiber optic.
Languages: Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects.
National Day: Birthday of Sultan Qaboos, 18 November (1940).
Currency: OMR (OMR).
Population: 2.967.717 labor force: 968,800, about 60% of the national workforce is (2007) includes non-citizens 577,293 (July 2010, according to statistics)