Which country does Oman belong to?
Oman, usually called “the Oman” in German, is located in the east of the Arabian Peninsula. The country is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to the southwest. A sultan reigns here as an absolute monarch. The territory of Oman also includes two exclaves, which are located in the United Arab Emirates. There are also two peninsulas: Musandam and Madha.
Oman stretches from the Musandam Peninsula in the north along the coast of the Gulf of Oman to the east, and then runs along the Arabian Sea to the southwest. The desert borders directly on the coast. These are mainly stone and scree deserts.
In the hinterland of the Musandam Peninsula lies the Hajar Mountains, which extend to the east of Oman. To the south of the mountain range is a gravel desert, and to the west the stone desert turns into a sandy desert. This is called Rub al-Khali, which translates as “empty quarter”. This desert covers large parts of Saudi Arabia. In the east of the country is the Wahiba Sand desert.
The fertile plains on the coast, where agriculture is also practiced, occupy the smallest part, about 3 percent, of Oman. But for the country these areas are economically very important. Between the capital Muscat and the United Arab Emirates lies the Bathinah Plain, where a lot is cultivated. There is also a small green strip on the coast in the southwestern part of the country, Dhofar province. Even tropical fruits are grown here.
The greater part of the country is occupied by mountain landscapes, which is about 15 percent of the total area. The highest mountain in the country is located in the Hajar Mountains, is called Jabal Shams and is 3017 meters high.
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