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Formal Name: Sultanate of Oman.

Short Form: Oman.

Term for Citizens: Omani(s); adjectival form, Omani.

Capital: Muscat.


Size: About 212,000 square kilometers, although estimates vary.

Topography: Mostly desert; 15 percent land mountainous. Four major regions: Musandam Peninsula, Al Batinah coastal plain, Oman interior, and Dhofar region.

Climate: Hot and dry, except for Dhofar, which has light monsoons.

Boundaries: Yemen and Saudi Arabia demarcated borders with Oman in 1992.

Data as of January 1993