Basic Information on Oman

Area 309500 Square Kilometre 
Population   2.867 million according to  2008 estimates 
Density of population:   8.8 per square kilometre.  
Capital:    Muscat 
Official Language:   Arabic language (English language spoken widely). 
Religion:     Islam 
Time:     Four hours ahead of  GMT. 
Currency:   RO.1  =  US$ 2,6   ( 385.0 Biza = US $ 1)  
Gross Domestic Product:  RO. 23185.1 Millions (Market Price Year 2008). 
Weather  Hot and Humid in summer and moderate in winter 
Measurements  Metric System 
Electricity:   220 Volt. 
Population Growth Average:   6.4% 
Life Expectancy:  72 Year 
National Day:    
Falls on November 18th every year (two day holiday later in the same month). 
Official   holidays: The days vary accodding to the Hijrah year::
  • Eid Al Adha 
  • Prophet's birthday
  • Al Isra'a Wal mira'ag
  • Eid Al Fitr 
  • the New Hijrah year.
Official Workng Hours:   Saturday to Wednesday : 7:30 am to 2:30 pm with exception to Ramadhan during which  work   starts at (9 am to 2 pm) Private sector`s official  working hours from Saturday to Thursday ( according to company system )    (with exception to the Banking sector, some companies and Capital Market). 


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