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11-30-2010 15:47 BJT

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Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates on the northwest, Saudi Arabia on the west and Yemen on the southwest.

Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country in southwest Asia on the
southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam enclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman forming Mussandams coastal boundaries.

In November 2010, The United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) listed Oman as the most-improved nation in last 40 years from among 135 countries worldwide.

Oman Pavilion at 2010 Shanghai World Expo

The Oman Pavilion is highlighted by its exhibition called the Adventure of Sinbad, a
fictional sailor of Middle East origin.

Oman is one of the richest countries per capita in the world. But behind its abundant wealth, Oman also boasts an ancient heritage of culture and arts, and remarkable geographical diversity. more>>

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