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Oman

Oman is a country in the Middle East with a long sea-coast on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman; it shares land borders with Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Oman is a Sultanage with a freely elected parliament and, in an official decree in 1970, was declared to be Arab and Islamic. The population of 3.4 million includes Arabs, south Asians, and Africans; most are Muslims, with Ibadahi Muslims predominant (75 percent).

A mannequin wearing a hijab (headscarf) in a storefront in Oman, with cosmetics in the background. Women wear hijabs, and while some women cover their faces and hands, not all do.

Omanis enjoy a high standard of living with a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of $20,300 in 2009 ...

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