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Strait of Hormuz and Al Hajar Mountains by Gulf of Oman

24.6N 56.0E

June 27th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Persian Gulf - June 23rd, 2011

Visible at the top center of this image is the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway connecting the Gulf of Oman (east) and the Persian Gulf (west).

On the north coast is Iran and on the south coast is the United Arab Emirates. In the full image, a series of artificial islands can be seen near the country’s coastline, including Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Deira and The World Archipelago.

Reaching eastward from the UAE across Oman,  parallel to the coast, are the Al Hajar Mountains. The range extends about 300 km (186 mi), between 50-100 km (31-62 mi) inland from the Gulf of Oman coast.

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