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sose project

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Eliza Snellgrove

on 27 August 2013

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Brainstorm
Research
Important
Details
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
(cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr
(cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
O
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Housing
Type of Government
Food & Drink
Language
Dress styles
Religious beliefs
Festivals & celebrations
Literacy & numeracy rates
Industries & agriculture
Flora & Fauna
People past & present
Historical Events
Distinctive Characteristics
Population is 2,436,000
Area is 309,500sq km
Capital of Oman is Muscat
Religion-

Major religions in Oman
include Islam, Ibadhi Muslim,
Sunni Muslim, Shiite Muslim
and Hinduism. People in Oman believe
that religion should play a very significant
role in ones life. They believe that Omanis
and all muslims must offer hajj to mecca
(a journey to the sacred city of Mecca
in Saudi Arabia) this pilgrimage takes
place on the 12th month of the Lunar
Calendar
Food & Drink
some traditional foods and drinks from Oman include:
FOOD
-Shuwa (meat cooked slowly in herbs & spices)
-Mashuai (roasted kingfish served with lemon rice.)
-Masbous (rice dish with saffron cooked over spicy meat.)
-Halwa (a sticky sweet made from dates or sugar and cardamom rose water.)
DRINKS
-Laban (combination of yogurt and buttermilk flavoured with cardamom and pistachio nuts.)
-Kahwa (a strong and bitter coffee normally served with Halwa)
-Mixed fruit juice ( mango, pomegranate, orange and avocado.
Language
The predominant languages that are
spoken in Oman include, Arabic,
English, Baluchi, Urdu and Indian
dialects
The literacy rate in Oman is 89.4%
and the secondary school enrollment is
88%
Literacy and Numeracy Rates
Natural Flora & Fauna
Some natural Flora and Fauna in Oman
include:
flora-
Desert Shrub
- Desert grass
- Coconut Palms
- frankincense (produced in the hills)
fauna-
The Arabian Tahr
Some indigenous animals found in Oman include:
-Leopard
- Hyena
- Fox
- Wolf
- Hare
- Oryx
OMAN
Fun Facts
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
Government-

-The type of Government of Oman is a Monarchy and is not a constitution.
-On the 6th of November 1996 the sultan issued a royal decree promoting the basic statute which clarifies the royal succession provides for a prime minister, bars ministers from holding interests in companies doing business with the government , establishes a bicameral(composed of two legislative chambers) parliament and guarantees basic rights and resposibilities for Omani Citizens.
-Oman has no political parties
Major Historical Events
Jabal Al Akhdar
Misfat Al Abreen
Pictures
Traditional food in Oman
Sultan of Oman
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-Muscat, the capital of Oman is known
to be the country's largest city.
-In Oman Frankincense trees grow only in
the wild.
-Oman used to be one of the
richest countries in the world
due to the incense trade.
-Oman allowed tourists to enter Oman only
at the beginning of the 1990s.

-The official name of Oman is The Sultanate Of Oman
-The Tropic of cancer passes through
Oman
MAP
-gold is very popular in Oman
Frankincense tree
There are numerous traditional styles of omani main types of clothing which show vibrant colours, embroidery and decorations/accessories. One style of costume is rather flowing and resembles that they are worn by the women of distinctive silver bands. The embroidary on these dresses can take around two months to complete.
Dress Styles
Omani women have have very colourful costumes which vary from region to region. The main components of a womens outfits comprise of a dress which is worn over trousers (sirwal) and the head dress called the lihaf.
-Arabs migrated to Oman from
the 9th century BC onward
- Oman was occupied by the
Portugese from 1508-1648, then
it fell to Ottoman Turks, but in
1741 Ahmad Ibn Sa'id (The past
governor of Oman) forced them out
and the descendants of Sultan Ahmad
rule Oman today.
- In 1997, Sultan Qabus granted woman the right
to be elected to the country's consultative body.
- In 2003, the sultan extended voting rights to
everyone over 21.
The architecture of Oman varies and depends on the location. The most important building materials used in Oman consist of stones, baked bricks, mud bricks, palm trees, mangrove poles and lime stone which is mainly used for plaster and mortar. Traditional housing in Al-Batinah often consists of palm-frond huts, in contrast to the mud brick structures of the interior. More recently, such homes have largely been replaced by more modern dwellings of concrete, though elements of traditional regional architecture have been retained.
Housing
Major Industries-

*agriculture
*cement
*Copper Smelting
*construction
*fishing
*mining
*oil refining

Agriculture-
Agriculture in Oman has been important for centuries. The governments economic development policy emphasizes the expansion of such non-oil sectors as agriculture, fishing, industry, and mining in its bid to diversity the economy and dimminsh its indipendence on oil exports.
(cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr
(cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr
Traditional clothing that is worn by men include a dishdasha (a long white robe), This is normaly worn with a tassel called furakha which is generaly complemented with perfume. Omani men also wear a traditional hat called a Kumma which generally have very detailed patterns on them.
Festivals & celebrations
Oman celebrates many festivals and events throughout the year. Some include:
- Muscat Festival which is held every year in January
- National Day, celebrates the birthday of Sultan Qaboos and is celebrated on the 18th of November every year.
- Every year the Omani's celebrate a camel race called the Seeb camel race.
- on February the 4th they celebrate the birth of the prophet (Mouloud).
- On August the 19th the omanis celebrate Eid Al Fitre.
http://www.2camels.com/festivals/oman.php
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Oman.aspx
http://www.gowealthy.com/gowealthy/wcms/en/home/articles/travel/culture/National-Dress-of-Oman-1226221481453.html
Important people past and present

-Sayyid Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al Saeed, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers
-Sayyid Haitham Bin Tariq Al Saeed, Minister of Heritage and Culture
-Sayyid Khalid Bin Hilal Bin Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of Diwan of Royal Court
-Lt.Gen Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Nu'amani, Minister of Royal Office
-Sayyid Badr Bin Saud Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible For Defence
-Sayyid Hamoud Bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior
-Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs
-Sheikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah bin Ali Al Khalili, formerly Minister of Tourism, Minister of Justice, wef 1st March 2012
-Darwish Bin Ismail Bin Ali Al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs
-Shaikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Salami, Minister of Awqaf & Religious Affairs
-Dr.Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas
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