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In the early years of the 21st Century

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*** Extreme Weather ***

Oman’s overall climate tends to be hot and dry with occasional extreme weather events including cyclones, heavy rainfall, and intense heat. In June 2023, desert, mountainous areas, and coastal regions along the Sea of Oman witnessed maximum temperatures reaching the mid to late forties, with Fahud peaking at a blistering 49°C. Tropical cyclones are relatively rare along Oman’s northern Arabian Sea coast, but when they occur, they can have devastating effects.  adapted from Microsoft BING Copilot

*** ARCHIVES ***

The World Factbook - Oman

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 16 November 2020]

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[accessed 6 January 2021]

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - heavily dependent on oil and gas resources, which can generate between and 68% and 85% of government revenue, depending on fluctuations in commodity prices

GDP - per capita (PPP): $46,000 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

    agriculture: 4.7%

    industry: 49.6%

    services: 45% (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate: N/A

Population below poverty line: N/A

Maternal mortality rate: 19 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 11.7 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.3 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 100% of population

Physicians density: 1.96 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 100% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 99% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Oman

[accessed 24 February 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

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Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 7 January 2021]

In recent years, the production of natural gas has become a significant factor of the economy. Gas reserves increased from 9.8 trillion cubic feet in 1990 to 29.3 trillion cubic feet 2001, and government predictions are that this will eventually expanded to some 40 trillion cubic feet. in 1999 and are further increasing. Two major extensions of Oman's pipeline connections from gas deposits in the center of the country were completed in August 2002: a pipeline to the north coast at Sohar and a pipeline to the south coast at Salalah.

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