Hormuz, Strait of


Hormuz, Strait of

Channel linking the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. It is 35–60 mi (55–95 km) wide and separates Iran from the Arabian Peninsula. It contains the islands of Qeshm, Hormoz, and Hengam and is strategically and economically important as a route for oil tankers collecting from various ports on the Persian Gulf.

Variants of HORMUZ, STRAIT OF

Hormuz, Strait of formerly Strait of Ormuz

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