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About Oman

Oman, officially known as the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country on the Arabian Sea off the Gulf of Oman. The country has been one of the powerful countries in the region both politically and economically.

The country is a free economy and an oil-rich country. Other than Petroleum products, Agriculture, Fishing, Tourism is also one of the growing industries.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityMuscat
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary absolute monarchy
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencyOmani rial, OMR
Phone Code +968
Important CitiesSeeb, ?al?lah, Bawshar, Sohar, As Suwayq , Ibr?, ?a?am, Bark?, Rustaq, Al Buraym? , Nizwá
National DayNational Day (18th Nov)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking68 (Easy)
Primary IndustriesAlfalfa, Asbestos, Bananas, Coconuts, Copper, Crude Oil, Dates, Fish, Fruit, Gypsum, Limestone, Marble, Natural Gas, Vegetables, Wheat MAJOR INDUSTRIES: Agriculture, Cement, Copper Smelting, Construction, Fishing, Mining, Oil Refining
Major Exportspetroleum, reexports, fish, metals, textiles, Mineral fuels including oil, Organic chemicals, Plastics, plastic articles, Aluminum, Fertilizers, Iron, steel, Ores, slag, ash, Gems, precious metals, Aircraft, spacecraft,
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Hides and skins, Textiles and Clothing, Animal, Food Products, Wood, Machinery and Electricals, Vegetables, Stone and Glass, Plastic or Rubber
Major ImportsCars, Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft, Refined Petroleum, Gold, and Gas Turbines, electrical machinery and mechanical appliances and parts, mineral products, and base metals and articles.
Major Imports from IndiaFuels, Transportation, Machinery and Electricals, Vegetables, Metals, Raw materials, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Animal, Stone, and Glass
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaMaritime Transport Agreement, Bilateral Relations , existing bilateral agreements are: MoUs on Combating Crime, Cooperation in Agriculture, Civil Aviation, Cooperation between the State Audit Institution of Oman and the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Avoidance of Double Taxation, Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection, Treaty of Extradition, MoU on Manpower, MoU on Joint Investment Fund and MoU on Cultural Cooperation, etcBilateral Trade and Economy
Bordering NationsUnited Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Greater Arab Free Trade Area(GAFTA), Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Munu Mahawar
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
Jami'at Al - Dowal Al - Arabiya Street, Diplomatic Area, Al Khuwair, P.O. Box 1727, PC 112
Email: amb.muscat@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00968-24684500
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Sheikh Hamad Bin Saif Bin Abdul
Honorable Ambassador
Oman Embassy in New Delhi
EP 10 & 11, Chandragupta Marg, Chankyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India.
Email: info@omancdin.com omandelhi@vsnl.com newdelhi@mofa.gov.om
Phone: +91-11-2688-5622, +91-11-2688-5623