Oman is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. In 2010, Oman was ranked as the most improved nation in the world over the preceding 40 years.
#1. The sultan of Oman–Sultan Qaboos Bin Said–is the longest-serving ruler in the Middle East. Born on November 18, 1940, he is the person behind the modernization of Oman. He took control of the Sultanate of Oman in 1970 on July 23rd. And he is yet to name his successor.
#2. Trade of fish, dates and some agricultural products along with tourism form a significant portion of the economy of Oman. Whereas its neighbors (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen) are solely oil-dependent economies.
#3. Oman is also one of the oldest human-inhabited places on the planet. It is estimated that humans have been living in the country for at least 106,000 years.
#4. It is also the oldest independent state in the Arab world.
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#5. About 75% of the people living in Oman are Muslims.
#6. Oman’s first university, Sultan Qaboos University, opened in 1986.
#7. As per the 2014 census, Oman’s expatriate population comprises 43.7% of the country’s total population.
#8. Oman has 91.1% literacy rate.
#9. A city called ‘Bahla’ in Oman is known as the center for pottery.