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A sultanate on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula
Common clues: Arabian
sultanate; Saudi Arabia neighbor; Muscat's land; Yemen neighbor; Arabian Sea nation; World's largest sultanate
Related crosswordese: OMANI
Crossword puzzle frequency: 7 times a year
Frequency in English language: 20346 / 86800
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The Sultanate of Oman is a country in the southwestern part of Asia, on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates in the northwest, Saudi Arabia in the west, and Yemen in the southwest. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea in the south and east, and the Gulf of Oman in the northeast.

Map of Oman

A vast desert plain covers most of central Oman, with mountain ranges along the north and southeast coast, where the countries main cities are also located: capital city Muscat, Matrah and Sur in the north, and Salalah in the south. Oman's climate in the interior is hot and dry, but humid along the coast.

The peninsula of Musandam which has a strategic location on the Strait of Hormuz, is separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates. Not all of Oman's borders with that country are well defined. Oman has one exclave inside UAE territory, the town of Madha. Oman is considered to be one of the fifteen states that comprise the so-called "Cradle of Humanity"

Oman is famous for its khanjar knives(dagger).

Grand Mosque in Muscat

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