Oman is a country located on the southeastern corner of the Arabian peninsula, bordering the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It has a relatively low population density, because it has an area of 309000 sq km and a population of 3.3 million inhabitants. Roughly one third of the population are expatriates (many from the Indian subcontinent), who work in a variety of economy sectors. Oman has a hot and desertic climate and is mostly flat, except for the extreme north and south of the country which are crossed by mountain ranges. Oman has been settled for 5000 years and experienced the peak of its power at the end of the 17th century, when Oman controlled territories in Africa. The country is completely Islamic and was one of the first countries to convert to Islam in the 7th century. The economy of Oman is based mostly on oil and gas extraction and the population enjoys a high living standard. Oman has an excellent network of roads and motorways, which is being continually improved.

Musandam photo gallery  - 66 pictures of Musandam
Muscat photo gallery  - 183 pictures of Muscat
Wahiba desert photo gallery  - 66 pictures of Wahiba desert
Al Dhahirah photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Al Dhahirah
66 photos of the Musandam peninsula, an Oman exclave at the northeastern tip of the Arabian peninsula
183 photos of Muscat, the capital of Oman, a pleasant city on the gulf of Oman
66 photos of the Wahiba desert in northwest Oman
23 photos of the Al Dhahirah region in northern Oman, home to the archaeological sites of Al Ayn and Bat
Landscapes photo gallery  - 39 pictures of Landscapes
Dhofar photo gallery  - 216 pictures of Dhofar
39 photos of landscapes and coastal areas in Oman
216 photos of the Dhofar, a region in southern Oman, referred to as the Land of Frankincense
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