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    Om�n Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 21 00 N, 57 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Middle East

      total: 212,460 sq km
      land: 212,460 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than Kansas

      total: 1,374 km
      border countries: Saudi Arabia 676 km, UAE 410 km, Yemen 288 km

      Costa: 2,092 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south

      Terreno: vast central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Arabian Sea 0 m
      highest point: Jabal Shams 2,980 m

      Recursos Naturales: petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 5%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 95% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 580 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: rising soil salinity; beach pollution from oil spills; very limited natural fresh water resources

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Nota - geograf�a: strategic location on Musandam Peninsula adjacent to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil

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