Oman - Topography

Oman - Topography Last updated on Wednesday 14th April 2010

Oman's coastline is more than 2100km long (1300 mi) with a coastal plain up to 19km wide (12 mi).

The coastal plain blends into an area of hills which in turn gives way to a plateau with an average altitude of 305m (1000ft).

The hills are mostly barren and the plateau is arable only at oases.

The extreme southwestern province, Dhofar, is very fertile with a rainy season.

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