Oman is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the nation is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan.
Muscat (Arabic: مسقط, Masqaṭ) is the capital of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat. According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the total population of Muscat Governorate reached 1.2 million as of April 2014.
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Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman
Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a center of trade, religion, education and art. Nizwa is about 140 km (1.5 hours) from Muscat. The population is estimated at around 700,000 people.