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Sultanate of Oman

    Sultanate of Oman is an Arab country on the south eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Oman's history tells stories of heroism, courage, wisdom, patriotism, love and devotion to home land. This brings us closer to understanding the richness of the Omani cultural experience which has contributed to the building of modern Oman. Oman over looks the Arabian Sea, the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. It also controls the Strait of Hormuz, which is one of the most important facilities in the region, linking the Sea of Oman with the Arabian Gulf. The Strait of Hormuz is a gateway to all ships coming from the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Oman shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the north west, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the south west, and shares marine borders with Iran. Oman is an absolute monarchy. The Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said has been the in born leader of Oman since 1970. Sultan Qaboos is the longest-serving current ruler in the Middle East and third-longest current reigning monarch in the world. The religion is Islam and the main language is Arabic but most people also speak English.

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