Oman is a 1,000-mile-long (1,700 km) coastal plain at the southeast tip of the Arabian Peninsula lying on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. The country is the size of Kansas.

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  • Sohar (Arabic: صُحَار, also Romanized as Suḥār) is the capital and largest city of the Al Batinah North Governorate in Oman An ancient capital of the country that once served as an important Islamic port town, Suhar has also been credited as the mythical birthplace of Sinbad the SailorAccording to the 2010 census, Suhar's population was 140,006, making it Oman's fifth most-populated settlement

  • Shinas (شناص in Arabic), population 43,312 as of 2005, is a coastal town in northern Oman, near the border between Oman and United Arab Emirates Shinas has a distinctive collection of traditional buildings The port of Shinas has dhows that are still operated and generate profits from fishing and exporting fresh seafood to the neighbouring Dubai for restaurant use

  • Saham (Arabic: صحم) is a coastal town in the Al Batinah Region, in northeastern Oman It is located at about 24°10′20″N 56°53′19″E and has a population of 85,010 (2003 census) Saham is a fishing and a farming town between Al Khaboura and Sohar

  • Ruwi (Arabic: روي) is a commercial hub and the main business area of Muscat, the capital of Oman Attractions in Ruwi include a variety of multi-confessional religious buildings, a National Museum, a clock tower, and a park The population of Ruwi is 85,601

  • Nizwa (Arabic: نِزْوَى, romanized: Nizwā) is the largest city in Ad Dakhiliyah Region in Oman and was the capital of Oman proper Nizwa is about 140 km (87 mi) (15 hours) from Muscat

  • Muscat (Arabic: مَسْقَط, Masqaṭ pronounced [ˈmasqatˤ]) is the capital city and is the most populated city in Oman It is the seat of the Governorate of Muscat According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the total population of Muscat Governorate was 1

  • Muttrah, (Arabic: مطرح) administratively a wilayah (province), is located in the Muscat Governorate of Oman Before the discovery of oil in Oman, Muttrah was the center of commerce in Oman (Muscat) It is still a center of commerce as one of the largest sea ports of the region is located there

  • Izki (Arabic: إِزْكِي) is a town in the region Ad Dakhiliyah, northeastern Oman It is located at c 544 m (1,785 ft) altitude, and has a population of 35,173 (2003 census)

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