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.