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Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE
Geographic coordinates: 21° 0' N, 57° 0' E
Coastline km: 2,092 km km
Climate: dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south
Terrain: central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south
Elevation: owest point: Arabian Sea 0 m highest point: Jabal Shams 2,980 m
Natural hazards: summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts
Currency: Omani rial (OMR)
Population: 3,204,897 (2007 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects
Divisions: 5 regions and 4 governorates (*): Ad Dakhiliyah, Al Batinah, Al Buraymi*, Al Wusta, Ash Sharqiyah, Az Zahirah, Masqat*, Musandam*, Zufar (Dhofar)*
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