Surface:212,460 sq km
System of government: monarchy
Religion: Ibadhi Muslim 75%25, Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu
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Muscat is the capital of Oman. Known since the second century AD, it is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East and the largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. It is also the largest city in the governorate of Muscat. Muscat and Oman was affected by unrest erupted out of the death of the Imam in 1679. The Persians then invaded Muscat in 1737. Later in 1803, the Wahabbis of Saudi Arabia who tried to attack Oman were revolted by Sayyid Said bin Sultan. In 1853, the Sultan shifted the capital of Oman to Zanzibar. Later in 1913, Sultan Taimur bin Faisal who became the Sultan renamed the territory as "Muscat and Oman". Muscat's main income comes from trade with exports on dates, mother of pearl, frankincense and fish. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the prime source of economy of Muscat.
Oman overall is a lovely place to live. Safe and affordable and clean, If you like travelling and adventure, there are lot of places to visit with good well conneted roads. A lot of greenary every where unlike other parts of middle east which is dry. Wonderful and clean beaches, Oman has got the highest mountain ranges in the area and the Views from the top are beautiful. A must place to visit.