Oman

Oman Terrain: central desert plain, rugged mountains in north and south;

Natural Resources: petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas;

Natural Hazards: summer winds often raise large sandstorms and dust storms in interior; periodic droughts;

Population: 3,090,150 (July 2012 est.)
note: includes 577,293 non-nationals