NOTE--The Country Profile contains updated
Population: In 1992, for planning purposes,
estimated 2 million; actual figure may be closer to 1.5
Growth rate 3.5 percent in 1994. Foreigners estimated at
percent of population in 1992.
Education: Free public schools consist of
of six years, lower secondary level of three years, and
secondary level of three years. Most teachers (60 percent)
Health: Improvement and expansion of health care
facilities major ongoing government priority. In 1994
mortality estimated at thirty-seven per 1,000. In 1994
expectancy at birth sixty-eight years on average, with
years for males and seventy years for females.
Ethnic Groups: Most Omanis are Arabs, although
citizens of non-Arab African origin. Foreign community
Egyptians, Pakistanis, Indians, and others.
Religion: Most Omanis are Muslims; Ibadis
Data as of January 1993