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Strait of Hormuz Between Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf

26.6N 56.5E

May 22nd, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Iran and Arabian Peninsula - April 28th, 2010

Iran and Arabian Peninsula - April 28th, 2010

The Strait of Hormuz is a channel linking the Persian Gulf (west) with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea (southeast). The strait is 35 to 60 mi (55 to 95 km) wide and separates Iran (north) from the Arabian Peninsula (south).

It contains the islands of Qeshm (Qishm), Hormuz, and Hengām (Henjām) and is of great strategic and economic importance, especially as oil tankers collecting from various ports on the Persian Gulf must pass through the strait.