Flag of Oman
Sultanate of Oman


National anthem of Oman

Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani

Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani (Arabic: نشيد وطني عماني‎) is the Sultanate of Oman's national anthem. It was adopted in 1970 and amended on November 6, 1996. The transliteration of the anthem follows.
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Map of Oman

Map of Oman

Basic information on Oman

The inhabitants of the area of Oman have long prospered on Indian Ocean trade. In the late 18th century, a newly established sultanate in Muscat signed the first in a series of friendship treaties with Britain. Over time, Oman's dependence on British political and military advisors increased, but it never became a British colony. In 1970, QABOOS bin Said al-Said overthrew the restrictive rule of his father; he has ruled as sultan ever since. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world while preserving the longstanding close ties with the UK. Oman's moderate, independent foreign policy has sought to maintain good relations with all Middle Eastern countries.
Location Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE
Population 3,204,897 note: includes 577,293 non-nationals (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Omani(s) adjective: Omani
Flag description three horizontal bands of white, red, and green of equal width with a broad, vertical, red band on the hoist side; the national emblem (a khanjar dagger in its sheath superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards) in white is centered near the top of the vertical band