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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 also known as دریای ایران - , or دریای فارس - Daryā-e Fārs, ) 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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Extents

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.shom.fr/publicat/free/files/S23_1953.pdf. Retrieved 20 December 2009.  

Coordinates: 24°43′14″N 58°19′35″E / 24.72056°N 58.32639°E / 24.72056; 58.32639

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Simple English

The Gulf of Oman is an arm of the Arabian Sea that borders Iran and south-western Pakistan to the north and Oman and the United Arab Emirates to the south. The Gulf of Oman used to be called The Persian Sea on old maps.[1]

References

  1. See references:
    • Exact location of "Persian Sea" can be seen on maps depicted at: [1]
    • "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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