Muscat is the capital of Oman
Muscat is an Omani city and a political capital of the Sultanate of Oman, located astronomically on a longitude of 58.35 degrees east of the Greenwich Line, and on a latitude of 23.36 degrees north of the equator, and located geographically in the northern side of the Sultanate of Oman, as it overlooks the waters of the Arabian Sea, and occupies the first place Among the Omani cities in terms of area, with a land area of 3,500 km², and twins with several cities such as Portsmouth, and Amman.
Residents of Muscat
Its population reached 1.560,000 million according to the statistics of 2015, and the population density reached 368 people per square kilometer, and its inhabitants speak the Arabic language which is considered an official language in the Sultanate of Oman, in addition to some local languages such as Swahili, Mahari, Baloch, The mountainous language is called al-Shahriyah. Religion, most of its inhabitants, owes Islam.
Landmarks of Muscat
The city of Muscat is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Oman, as it hosts many archeological and modern tourist places, and the most famous of these places are:
- French Omani Museum: It includes many gifts exchanged between countries and presidents, and one of its most beautiful holdings is the Great Earth Ball, presented to Sultan Qaboos, the ruler of the Sultanate of Oman, by French President Francois Mitterrand.
- Al-Zubair Museum: It was built in 1988 and is characterized by its design in the traditional Omani style, and it contains many traditional Omani clothes, Omani jewelry, rare documents and traditional heritage.
- Ecology Center: It is a center for stimulating the use of solar energy, kinetic energy, and the energy inherent in wind and waves, and urging to protect the environment from pollution.
- Astronomical dome: It is the first astronomical dome in the Sultanate of Oman, and offers many recreational and educational activities such as children’s art operator of astronomy and space, and astronomical observation.
- Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition: It opened in 1979 and offers presentations that talk about the stages that oil and natural gas go through from the stage of formation and formation to the stage of its use in our daily life.
- Marina Bandar Al-Rawda: It boasts stunning natural scenery surrounding it, swimming pools, and it contains many corals, marine plants and fish.
- Friday market: It sells traditional shoes, clothing, silver jewelry, electrical tools, colored fabrics, movies, music CDs and carpets, and it is only on Friday from seven in the morning until nine in the evening.
- Al Bustan Beach: It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the city.
- Awakening Park: It is considered one of the finest parks in the state of Oman, as it is characterized by the green wall surrounding it, and its unique design that includes many independent gardens, and the field of awakening that mediates it.
- Other parameters: Oman Coin Museum, Al Harthy Complex, City of Crimea Beach Cinema, Jewel of the Beach, Royal Opera House, SAPCO Center, Oman Heritage Gallery, Al Araimi Complex and Al Jissah Beach.