Area: 309500 square kilometers.
Population: 2,867 million people (according to 2008 estimates)
Population density: 8.8 people per square kilometer.
Official Language: Arabic (with a wide spread of English).
Time: Advanced to 4 hours ahead of GMT.
Currency: Omani Rial U.S. $ 2.6 = (0.385 Bz riyal = one U.S. dollars).
GDP: RO 23185.1 million (at current prices until the end of 2008).
Weather: hot, wet summers mild cold in winter.
Measurements: the metric system.
Electricity: 220 volts.
Population growth rate: 6.4%.
Life expectancy: 72 years.
National holiday: marks the November 18 of each year
National Day - Renaissance Day - Prophet's Birthday - Flowers - Eid al-Fitr - Eid al-Adha - the beginning of the new Hijri year.
Sunday - Thursday: 7.30 am - 2.30 pm (except where the month of Ramadan from 9 am - 2 pm).
Time of the private sector from Sunday - Thursday (by the companies).