Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Sultanate of Oman
Visa Application Form of PRC
Ambassador: Mr. Yu Fulong
Address: Embassy District in Khuwair, Muscat, Oman
Mailbox: P. O. Box 315, RUWI (Post Code: 112)
Fax: +968-24958068, 24958055
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 from Sunday to Thursday (except holidays)
Brief Introduction of the Sultanate of Oman
Area: 309,500 square kilometers
Capital: Muscat with a population of 720,000
National Day: November 18 (Birthday of Sultan)
Chief of State: Sultanate and Prime Minister Qaboos Bin Said ascended the throne on July 23, 1970.
People: It has a population of 2,800,000 in the year of 2005. The overwhelming majority of people are Arabs, followed by Indians and Pakistanis. Most of residents are Muslims (Almost 90% people are Sunnis). They universally speak English but the official language is Arabic.
Geography: Located in the southeast of Arabia, it is neighbored to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arab and Yemen, and bordered on the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea, creating a coastline of 1,700 kilometers.
Climate: Tropical Desert Climate. It has two seasons in one year. It is hot season from May to October with the average temperature of 40 degrees Celsius; it is cool season from November to April of the next year with the average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.
History: Oman is one of the oldest countries in Arabia. In 2,000 BC, Oman had made extensive sea trade and overland trade, and had become the shipbuilding center of Arabia. In 7th century, it turned into one part of Arab Empire. From 1507, it was consequently controlled by Portugal, Persia and UK. In 1624, a strong dynasty was founded and its forces were expanded to part of coast in East Africa and Zanzibar. In 1741, Said Dynasty, the present royal line was established. It named the country 'Muscat Sultanate'. In 1920, it was divided into 'Muscat Sultanate' and 'State of Oman Islam'. Then in 1967, it was united into 'Muscat and Oman Sultanate State'. On July 23, 1970, Qaboos Bin Said took the throne by making a palace revolution. He declared to change the state known as 'the Sultanate of Oman' until now. UK withdrew its army from there in 1973.
Please contact Embassy of Oman in China if Omani citizens are in troubles there.
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