Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz

Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz


 Persian Gulf: Persian Gulf has been in news recently in the context of ongoing tensions between Iran and USA.

▪️It is a shallow marginal sea of the Indian Ocean that lies between the Arabian Peninsula and south western Iran.
▪️The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Oman) through the Strait of Hormuz.
▪️Countries surrounding the Persian Gulf- Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Oman.


Strait of Hormuz

▪️It is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

▪️It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the  open ocean and is one of the  world’s most strategically important choke points.

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