Oman
Summer Warner
And
Nathan Walker
The Land
 located in the middle east, bordering the
Arabian sea.
 Landforms include
 The Majilis al jinn- famous caves.
 Musandam peninsula.
 212,460 sq km
Musandam Peninsula
Land continued….
 Natural resources
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Petroleum
Copper
Asbestos
Limestone
Chromium
Gypsum
Marble
Gulf of Oman
Some of the water systems important to Oman are the
Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.
 Over all, the country comprises of a narrow coastal plain backed
by hill ranges and an interior desert plateau
Climate and Vegetation
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Climate-Hot, dry desert, humid along coast
Wild life-ban hunting for some animals are endangered, such as the Arabian
leopard and the Arabian Oryx
Vegetation- five different vegetation types of the dominant species:
 The Sideroxylon mascatense–Dodonaea viscosa -on
grazed
 Olea europaea–Fingerhuthia africana -on ungrazed
plateau sites at 2 000 m
 The Ziziphus spina-cristi–Nerium oleander - on wadi
sites
 The Moringa peregrina–Pteropyrum scoparium group at
1 200 m
 The Acacia gerrardii–Leucas inflata group at 1 700 m
Government
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Sultan- QABOOS bin Said al-Said
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Special representative for sultan- THUWAYNI bin Shihab al-Said
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Prime Minister- QABOOS bin Said al-Said
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Minister of Agriculture- Salim bin Hilal bin Ali al-KHALILI
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Ambassador to the US- Hunaina bint Sultan bin Ahmad al-
MUGHAIRI
 Monarchy – in the power of ONE person
 3,311,640 people
 Life expectancies
 female- 76 years
 male - 72 years
History and current
events….
MUSCAT —
Ahmad Said al Harthy – racer
from Oman
top form during his first
testing program in the United
Kingdom
preparing for the 2009
Formula Renault BARC
Championship due to start in
May
spent four months away from
his Formula Renault, Al Harthy
started with a shakedown at
the Rockingham circuit
“It feels great to be back in
my racing car, we have a very
strong testing program and it’s
very good to be top of the time
sheets once again”, mentioned
Ahmad.
 1650 - The Portuguese
Occupation of Oman –
aimed to control the Sea
Trading Routes to India –
lasted 150 years – and used
Muscat as their main base,
before the Omanis
themselves expelled the
Intruders in 1650 AD
 A civilian war by the
Persian king Nadir Shah in
the 18th century
destabilized the region
 strained relations between
the interior and Muscat.
 power in Oman led to the
emergence of the Al Bu
Sa’id dynasty
ECONOMY
 Oman is a middle income economy
 Major export of Oman is oil
 Currency is called Omani Rial
 Literacy rate
 total population: 81.4%
 male: 86.8%
 female: 73.5% (2003 census)
Culture
 Foods
 Not spicy
 Everyday meal
components- rice, a
wide variety of soups,
salad, curry and fresh
vegetables
 Clothing
 men- white ankle
length pants
 women- black
dresses
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Religions
 Ibadhi Muslim- 75%
 other (includes Sunni Muslim,
Shi'a Muslim, Hindu) 25%
Languages
 Arabic- official
 English
 Baluchi
 Urdu
 Indian dialects
Architecture
 mosques, mansions, houses
and forts
 stones, baked bricks, mud
bricks, palm trees, mangrove
poles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=FzWMrlnxL7g
Paces to visit…
 Al Mintrib Castle – oldest castle in
Welayat Badiya
 The Ministry restored it in 1989
 Rustaq Fort – oldest, tallest, and is
surrounded by watch towers
 Jalali and Mirani -most famous
forts stand at the entrance to
Muscat bay
 capital's most prominent landmarks and
were built in the 16th century AD
Sites
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http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/countries/country_oman.html
March 9,
2009
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http://www.omanet.om/english/tourism/wildlife/wild.asp?cat=tour&subcat=wild March 11,2009
http://www.omanet.om/english/0news/viewdetails.asp?id=14996
March 11,2009
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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mu.html
March 15,
2009
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http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Gulf+of+Oman&btnG=Search+Images
&gbv=2&aq=f&oq March 15,2009
http://www.agrar.unikassel.de/ink/oman/sites/results/landscape_ecology/ecology_vegetation.htm March
16, 2009
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http://www.asiarooms.com/travel-guide/oman/culture-of-oman/architecture-of-
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oman.html March 17,2009
http://www.omanet.om/english/tourism/herit/forts.asp?cat=tour&subcat=herit1
March 17, 2009
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