Largest Cities in Oman
Facts about Oman
Official languages: Arabic, English, Urdu
Area: 212,460 km²
Population: 3.0 million residents
Population density: 13.97 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .om
ISO codes: OM, OMN , 512
The dialing code for Oman is +968
The Sultanate of Oman, Arabic سلطنة عمان, DMG salṭanat ʿumān is located on the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. The country is a little smaller than Germany.
Biggest Cities of Oman by Population
|6||As Suwayq, Oman||107,254||23.8494||57.4386|
|11||Al Buraymi, Oman||73,781||24.2509||55.7931|
|15||Al Khaburah, Oman||50,334||23.9714||57.0931|
|17||Sufalat Sama’il, Oman||47,829||23.3167||58.0167|
|21||Oman Smart Future City, Oman||25,111||23.6527||57.5993|
|27||Al Qabil, Oman||14,119||22.571||58.6947|
|28||Bayt al `Awabi, Oman||10,822||23.3032||57.5246|
The capital of the country is Muscat, also sometimes spelled Muscat or Masqat. Up into the 20th century, the city gates were closed in the evening, just like in the Middle Ages. Only after the current sultan came to power did the city begin to be modernized. The city stretches for 50 kilometers along the coast. Although a large part of Oman’s population lives in the capital, the city is rather calm and tranquil. Gardens and lawns, mosques and modern, white villas shape the cityscape.
The city motorway is evidence of modernity. The city’s landmarks are the forts of Marani and Jalali, which guarded the port entrance in earlier times. Parts of the old town with magnificent old Indian palaces were demolished and replaced by new buildings, mostly villas. There are many museums, university buildings and the great mosque in the city. The following pictures give you a small impression of what the capital of Oman looks like.