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Oman: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE
Geographic Coordinates21 00 N, 57 00 E 21.0,57.0
Area total: 309,500 sq km
land: 309,500 sq km
water: 0 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 309500
DBpedia: 309498
Geoname: 212460
Infoplease: 212460
Britannica: 309500
Wolfram: 309500

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Land boundariestotal: 1,573 km
border countries: Saudi Arabia 676 km, UAE 609 km, Yemen 288 km
Coastline2,092 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Arabian Sea 0 m
highest point: Jabal Shams 2,980 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Jebel Shams 3009 m; Jebel Misht 2090 m
According to Geonames: Jabal Shams 3005 m; Ra’s al Haraq 2416 m; Qarn al Hammam 2356 m

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Terraincentral desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south
Natural Hazardssummer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts
Natural Resourcepetroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas
Land Usearable land: 0.1%
permanent crops: 0.12%
other: 99.77% (2011)
Climatedry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south
Irrigated Land588.5 sq km (2004)
Renewable Water Resources1.4 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesrising soil salinity; beach pollution from oil spills; limited natural freshwater resources
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: as-Sib; Bawsar; Salalah; Matruh; Suhar
According to Geonames: Muscat; Seeb; Salalah; Bawshar; Al Sohar

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location on Musandam Peninsula adjacent to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil