Oman. According to Countryaah.com, Oman Independence Day is November 18. Sultan Qabus ibn Said on March 3 appointed Shaykha Aisha bint Khalfan ibn Jamil as-Siyabiyya as head of the newly established authority for traditional crafts. The post was described as a ministerial post and as-Siyabiyya thus became Oman’s first female minister.
|Land area||309,500 km²|
|Residents per km²||15.1|
|Income per capita||$ 46,000|
|ISO 3166 code||OM|
|Time zone UTC||+03: 30|
|Geographic coordinates||21 00 N, 57 00 O|
The election to the advisory parliament shura October 4 was the first election in which all Omani citizens over the age of 21 had the right to vote. Nevertheless, voter turnout was judged to have been very low, especially among women, and voting seemed to be largely governed by customer affiliation. The number of women in Parliament remained unchanged – 2 out of 83. Parliament acts only as an advisory body.