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Oman
Capital:
Muscat
Population:
2,903,165
note: includes 577,293 non-nationals (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
In 1970, QABOOS bin Said Al Said ousted his father and has ruled as sultan ever since. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world and has preserved a long-standing political and military relationship with the UK. Oman's moderate, independent foreign policy has sought to maintain good relations with all Middle Eastern countries.
Government type:
monarchy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $36.7 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
180,000 (2002)
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