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Oman / COVID-19
Population 2,577,000
Total Confirmed 302393
Active 298325
Total deaths 4068
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.35 %

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Oman ( (listen) oh-MAHN; Arabic: عمان‎ ʻumān [ʕʊˈmaːn]), formally the Sultanate of Oman (Arabic: سلْطنةُ عُمان‎ Salṭanat(u) ʻUmān), is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Located in a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the nation shares land boundaries with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land boundaries, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and the Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal borders. In the late 17th century, the Omani Sultanate was a strong empire, vying with the Portuguese Empire and the British Empire for influence in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. At its peak in the 19th century, Omani influence or control extended across the Strait of Hormuz to modern-day Iran and Pakistan, and as far south as Zanzibar. When its power declined in the 20th century, the sultanate came under the influence of the uk. For over 300 years, the connections built between the two empires were based on mutual benefits. The UK recognized Oman's geographical importance as a trading hub that secured their trading concessions from the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean and protected their empire in the Indian sub-continent. Historically, Muscat was the principal trading port of the Persian Gulf area. Muscat was also among the main trading ports of the Indian Ocean. Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said was the hereditary leader of the nation, which is an absolute monarchy, from 1970 until his death on 10 January 2020. His cousin, Haitham bin Tariq, was named as the country's new ruler following his death.Oman is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It's sizeable oil reserves, ranking 25th worldwide. In 2010, the United Nations Development Programme rated Oman as the most improved nation in the world in terms of development during the previous 40 years. A substantial part of its economy involves trading and tourism fish, dates and other agricultural produce. Oman is categorized as a high-income economy and ranks as the 69th most peaceful country in the world based on the International Peace Index.

Source: Wikipedia