Gulf of Oman


Gulf of Oman
Gulf of Oman

The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman (Arabic: خليج عُمان‎—Ḫalīdj ʾUmān; alternatively known as خليج مکران—, Ḫalīdj Makrān; in Persian: دریای عمان Daryā-ye Ommān, or دریای پارس Daryā-ye Pārs) is a strait (and not an actual gulf) that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf. It is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of the Arabian Sea. On the north coast is Pakistan and Iran. On the south coast are Oman in the east, and the United Arab Emirates for a short distance in the west.

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Gwadar Port looking towards the Gulf of Oman

The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Gulf of Oman as follows:[1]

On the Northwest. A line joining Ràs Limah (25°57'N) on the coast of Arabia and Ràs al Kuh (25°48'N) on the coast of Iran (Persia)

On the Southeast. The Northern limit of the Arabian Sea [A line joining Ràs al Hadd, East point of Arabia (22°32'N) and Ràs Jiyùni (61°43'E) on the coast of Pakistan].

Further literature

  • "The Book of Duarte Barbosa" by Duarte Barbosa, Mansel Longworth Dames. 1989. p.79. ISBN 81-206-0451-2
  • "The Natural History of Pliny". by Pliny, Henry Thomas Riley, John Bostock. 1855. p.117
  • "The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf" by Samuel Barrett Miles - 1966. p.148
  • "The Life & Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner". by Daniel Defoe. 1895. p.279
  • "The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind". by Herbert George Well. 1920. p.379.
  • "The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge" by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck. 1910. p.242

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References

  1. ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition". International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. http://www.iho-ohi.net/iho_pubs/standard/S-23/S23_1953.pdf. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 

Coordinates: 25°N 58°E / 25°N 58°E / 25; 58


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