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Yearbook 2003

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
Total population 4,664,844
Residents per km² 15.1
Capital Muscat
Official language Arabic
Income per capita $ 46,000
Currency Omani rial
ISO 3166 code OM
Internet TLD .om
License plate OM
Telephone code +968
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.

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