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Mutrah, Muscat, Oman
Mutrah, Muscat, Oman

Muttrah

Before the discovery of oil in Oman, Muttrah was the center of commerce in Oman. It is still a center of commerce as one of the largest sea ports of the region is located there.
Photo by Muhammad Shoaib
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Capital: Muscat

Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and the UAE

Government: Sultanate of Oman

Currency: Omani rials (OMR)

Area: 309,500 sq km

Population: 3,694,755 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Swahili, Urdu, Indian dialects

Religion: Muslim 85.9%, Christian 6.5%, Hindu 5.5%, Buddhist 0.8%, Jewish <0.1%, other 1%, unaffiliated 0.2% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+4

Tel Code: +968

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