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OMAN

Country Name

conventional long form: Sultanate of Oman
conventional short form: Oman
local long form: Saltanat Uman
local short form: Uman
former: Muscat and Oman

Government Type

monarchy

Capital

Muscat

Administrative divisions

5 regions (manatiq, singular – mintaqat) and 4 governorates* (muhafazat, singular – muhafazat) Ad Dakhiliyah, Al Batinah, Al Buraymi*, Al Wusta, Ash Sharqiyah, Az Zahirah, Masqat*, Musandam*, Zufar (Dhofar)*

Independence

1650 (expulsion of the Portuguese)