Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Oman

Global Sourcebook | Index | Properties

OMAN
OMAN

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Oman - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

968

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Internet country code

OM

GRC Country Code

OMA

Oman - Number format

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Oman - Languages

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Language map External

The national language is standard Arabic External. There are 70 000 speakers of Dhofari Spoken Arabic External; 441 000 of Gulf Spoken Arabic External; 720 000 of Omani Spoken Arabic External; 130 300 of Southern Balochi External; 1 000 of Bathari External; 25 000 of Western Farsi External; 700 of Harsusi External; several hundreds of Hobyot External; 25 000 of Jibbali External; 3 000 of Kumzari External (on the Musandram Peninsula only); 5 000 of Luwati External and 15 000 of Mehri External.

Oman - Company legal forms

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Omani company legal forms include:

   SAOC - Société Anonyme Omanaise Close – Closed joint stock company
   SAOG - Société Anonyme Omanaise Générale – Public joint stock company

Oman - Example address format

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   Contact name
   P.O. Box 615
   111
   MUSQAŢ

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Oman - Post office box

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This is written PO Box. C.P.O. Box may also be found.

Oman - Postal codes

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The postal code (الرمز البريدي) consists of a block of 3 digits written on the address line above the place name. The first digit (between 1 and 8) indicates the governorate, the last two the post office. The first digit of the postal code for each governorate is:

   Ad Dakhiliyah 6
   Ad Dhahirah 5 (shared with Al Buraimi)
   Al Batinah North 3 (shared with Al Batinah South)
   Al Batinah South 3 (shared with Al Batinah North)
   Al Buraymi 5 (shared with Ad Dhahirah)
   Al Wusta 7
   Ash Sharqiyah North 4 (shared with Ash Sharquiyah South)
   Ash Sharqiyah South 4 (shared with Ash Sharquiyah North)
   Dhofar 2
   Musqaţ 1
   Musandam 8

This regions/postal code data can be acquired as a data file External

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Oman - Postal code format graphic

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Oman - Postal code format

999

Oman - Postal code specifics

Oman - Postal code regular expression

\A([1-8]\d{2,2})\Z

Oman - Postal code level of coverage

2

Oman - Postal code map

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Place names in Oman

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Refer to Exonyms in Oman for full lists of place names in Oman in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Oman - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Oman

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Omani telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 8 digits. Mobile numbers begin with the number ranges 71, 79 and 901-99.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

Properties with value Oman


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