Quick Facts

  • Officially the Sultanate of Oman
  • Divided into eight governorates
  • Capital: Muscat (pop. 838,000)
  • Population: 3,286,936
  • Official language: Arabic
  • Climate: hot, dry with little rainfall
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Economy: based on oil export
  • Literacy rate: 91.1%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov/travel
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • An absolute monarchy
  • Sultan and Prime Minister Qaboos bin Said Al-Said (since 1970 and 1972, respectively)

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 17/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 13.55/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 75.21 years
  • Health expenditures: 2.6% GDP
  • Physicians density: 2.43/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 1.7/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 0.16%
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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