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Oman Flag

Shop for authentic Oman Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Oman flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Oman flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Oman National Anthem, historical information about the Oman flag, and demographic data about Oman

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History of the Oman Flag

The Oman Flag features three horizontal bands in the colors of white, red, and green. On the left hand side of the flag is a vertical red band which has the national emblem of Oman in the top left-hand corner. The national emblem is a "khanjar" (which is a dagger) on top of two crossed over swords. The green color of the flag represents the agriculture and fertility of the country as well as the "Jebel Akhdar" which are the "Green Mountains." The white color represents peace and the red color represents the battles for their country and is also a color that is commonly used on the Arabic flag. The Oman Flag was adopted in 1970 and before the new flag was adopted, the former flag was just a plain red flag, known as the "Sultanat of Musca." The national emblem, which dates back to the 18th Century, represents manhood and bravery.

Oman is an Arab country (the oldest Arab state as well as the oldest, independent, Arab state) that shares borders with the Arabian Sea, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. The capital city of Oman is Muscat. The economy in Oman is very reliant on its oil and gas exports (Oman can produce 900,000 barrels a day of oil) and it relies on tourism. It is thought to be the fasting growing tourist destination in the middle East. It is home to some beautiful historical sights and monuments and the capital city, Muscat, was recently voted as the second-best city in the world to visit.

Muscat is home to one of the grandest buildings, "The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque." The mosque was built using 300,000 tons of sandstone and it took over 6 years to complete. It is also home to the Muscat Clock Tower which is the largest building that Oman has. The "Mutrah Souq," also in Muscat is one of the largest and very famous markets, full of colorful shops and displays. In Northern Oman, 100 tombs that are shaped like beehives sit on the hilltop and date back from 3,000-2,000 BC. Another city in Oman that is popular with visitors is "Nizwa." The city is full of markets (animal and vegetable) as well as castles with Portuguese cannons. Oman is sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret in the world of birdwatching" as birds from 3 different continents can be seen here.

In 1497, the Portuguese arrived in Oman, and between 1507-1650, they occupied the city of Muscat, even building and fortifying the city. In 1581, Oman was captured by the Ottoman Empire and was under their ruling until they were pushed out in 1741 by the leader of the Omani tribe. In 1749, the Al Bu Said dynasty came into power and since then, the Sultans have remained and are currently still in power.

Geographic Coordinates
21 00 N, 57 00 E
Area
309,500 sq km
Population
2,967,717
Life Expectancy
73.97 years
Government Type
Monarchy
Capital
Muscat
GDP
$69.48 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
15% (2004 est.)
Currency
Rial (OMR)
Calling Code
+968
Internet TLD
.om

Oman National Anthem

National Anthem of Oman (Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani)

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Lyrics

O Lord, protect for us our Majesty the Sultan
And the people in our land,
With honour and peace.
May he live long, strong and supported,
Glorified be his leadership.
For him we shall lay down our lives.
May he live long, strong and supported,
Glorified be his leadership.
For him we shall lay down our lives.
O Oman, since the time of the Prophet
We are a dedicated people amongst the noblest Arabs.
Be happy! Qaboos has come
With the blessing of Heaven.
Be cheerful and commend him to the protection of our prayers.