Hormuz, Strait of

Hormuz, Strait of
formerly Strait of Ormuz

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 Hengām and is strategically and economically important as a route for oil tankers collecting from various ports on the Persian Gulf.

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also called  Strait Of Ormuz,  

      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.

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