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    Oman Geography - 1991

      Total area: 212,460 km2
      land area: 212,460 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Kansas

      Land boundaries: 1,374 km total
      Saudi Arabia 676 km, UAE 410 km, Yemen 288 km

      Coastline: 2,092 km

      Maritime claims: Continental shelf: to be defined
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: Administrative Line with Yemen; no defined boundary with most of UAE, Administrative Line in far north

      Climate: dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south

      Terrain: vast central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south

      Natural resources: crude oil, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas

      Land use: arable land NEGL%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 5%; forest and woodland 0%; other 95%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: summer winds often raise large sandstorms and duststorms in interior; sparse natural freshwater resources

      Note: strategic location with small foothold on Musandam Peninsula controlling Strait of Hormuz (17% of world's oil production transits this point going from Persian Gulf to Arabian Sea)

      NOTE: The information regarding Oman on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Oman Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Oman Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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