OMAN (Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Geography)

News-CRUX-10     6th December 2023        

Context: India's exports to Oman could soon get duty concessions with the two sides having begun talks for a free trade agreement.

  • Mineral fuels, inorganic chemicals, compounds of precious metals and iron and steel are India's top exports to Oman while oil, fertilisers and plastics are the top imports.


  • About: Oman, country occupying the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula at the confluence of the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea.
  • Bounded by

oSouthwest - Yemen

oSouth and East - Arabian Sea

oNorth - Gulf of Oman

oNorthwest - United Arab Emirates

oWest - Saudi Arabia.

  • Capital: Muscat
  • Mountain Ranges: North (Al-Hajar) and southeast coast (Qara or Dhofar Mountains)
  • Gulf of Oman: It also known as the Gulf of Makran or Sea of Makran, forms the only entrance to the Persian Gulf from the Indian Ocean.
  • Bordering Countries: It is bordered by Pakistan and Iran in the north, by the United Arab Emirates in the west and by Oman in the south.

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