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Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Area: 309500 Square Kilometre

Population: 2013 estimate 3,869,873

Capital: Muscat

Official Language: Arabic (English language widely spoken)

Religion: Islam

Time: Four hours ahead of GMT.

Currency: RO.1 = US$ 2.6 ( .385 Baiza = US $ 1)

Natural Resources: oil, natural gas, copper, fish, agriculture, tourism

Weather: Hot and Humid in summer and moderate in winter

Measurements: Metric System

Electricity: 220 Volt.

Population Growth Average: 6.4%

Life Expectancy: 72 Year

National Day: Falls on November 18th every year (two day holiday later in the same month)

Official holidays: The days vary according to the Hijrah year: Prophet's birthday - Al Isra'a Wal mira'ag - Eid Al Fitr - Eid Al Adha and the New Hijrah year.

Official Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday : 7:30 am to 2:30 pm with exception to Ramadhan during which work starts at (9 am to 2 pm) Private sector`s official working hours from Sunday to Thursday ( according to companies system )

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