Capital: Muscat

Population: 3,590,277 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Languages: English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Arab, Baluchi, South Asian, African, and others

Largest Cities: Muscat, Seeb, Salalah

Main Sport: Racing (Horse, Camel, Dhow, and others)

Political System: Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

The Prophet’s Ascension (May 5)

End of Ramadan (July 6-9)

Renaissance Day (July 23)

Feast of Sacrifice (September 11-14)

Islamic New Year (October 2)

Oman National Day (November 18)

The Prophet’s Birthday (December 12)