flag Oman Oman: Statistical Overview

Capital: Muscat


Total Population: 4,576,298
Natural Increase: 1.2%
Density: 15 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 87.8%
Ethnic Origins: Mostly ethnic Arabs from Oman and other Gulf countries, as well as Baluchis, South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans and Bangladeshis) and Africans.
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects, Mehri
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Ibadhi Muslim 75%, Others (including Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu) 25%.
Literacy Rate: 81.4%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

Country Overview

Area: 309,500 km²
Type of State: Absolute Monarchy (Sultanate)
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
Economy dependent on petroleum revenue.
HDI*: 0.793/1
HDI (World Rank): 52/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Oman, dial 00
To call Oman, dial +968
Internet Suffix: .om
Telephone Lines: 10.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 60.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 23,50728,50730,99538,57336,382
Exports of Goods (million USD) 38,72433,47944,59166,06362,736
Imports of Services (million USD) 12,1128,1778,45310,607n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 4,8982,2371,7332,787n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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