Wikijunior:Asia/Oman

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Oman is a country...

Where is Oman?[edit]

Oman is located at the south east Arab peninsula which bordering the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea.It is also share land borders with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to its northwest and Yemen to its south west .

How many people live in Oman?[edit]

As of 2018 census, there are estimated of 4.6million Omanis living there. Over 73% of populations are of Arab meanwhile the rest of 27% are made of Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African.

What are the most common languages in Oman?[edit]

Standard Arabic is the common language of the Oman.English and Baluchi are also common language of Oman.

What is the most common religion in Oman?[edit]

Ibadi Muslim is the most common religion practiced in Oman with 75% of population practicing it. Sunni Muslims made up of 10% and Hindus make up 14 % and other religions count for about 1%.

What is the sport of Oman?[edit]

Barka Bullfight

Barka bullfighting is traditional Omani sport of bull-butting.

It is a contests are between large Brahma bulls, traditionally fed up on a diet of milk and honey. Animals are matched according to weight and led into the area to do battle, at which point (all being well) they will lock horns – although some bulls just turn around and run away, frantically pursued by their owners. The winning bull is the one which either pushes the other to the ground or forces it to give up its ground. Most fights last less than five minutes, and ropes attached to the bull mean that they can be pulled apart (with difficulty – some of the bulls weigh around a ton) if things start turning ugly.

What are some important sites?[edit]

Wahiba Sands

Wahiba Sands - Located in the center of Oman, this desert dunes stretch for miles. It is a popular travel destination for those in search of the true, authentic and traditional Oman. You can experience the nomadic way of life in the Wahiba Sands by riding on the back of a camel and camp in the desert under the stars. The city of Ibra serves as the major gateway to the Wahiba Sands.

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