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
Flag of Oman
The flag of Oman is composed of three horizontal stripes in white, red and green and a red vertical stripe in the left part of the flag. These colors have a traditional pan-Arab meaning and thus symbolize the unity of all Arab nations. At the top of the left red band is the white coat of arms of the Sultans, which depicts two crossed sabers in decorated scabbards, a dagger and a sling. Another interpretation of the colors says that red is supposed to remind the Islamic Ibadi people, white is the color of peace, and green represents the Dzebel Akhdar mountain range (translated as the Green Mountains) and the Muslim faith of the local residents. The flag has been used with slight modifications since 1970.
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. See Oman Location on World Map. 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|
According to Abbreviation Finder, 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.