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Hormuz

, Ormuz
an island off the SE coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz: ruins of the ancient city of Hormuz, a major trading centre in the Middle Ages. Area: about 41 sq. km (16 sq. miles)
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The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and provides the only sea passage from the Arabian Gulf to the open ocean.
The incident occurred in the Strait of Hormuz, a heavily trafficked waterway off Iran's Southern coast that connects the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Pipelines can be laid to bypass the Strait of Hormuz, which can sometimes be affected due to tension in the region.
The Hormuz Grand Hotel, Muscat joins the meticulously designed Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait and G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh - giving us a solid platform to develop this collection of carefully selected properties further in the Middle East & Turkey," added Willis.
As one of Muscat's newest properties, we're seeing a growA[degrees] ing preference for the Hormuz Grand as an exciting alternative to the existing meeting places that currently dominate the conferences and events market in Muscat," said PJ Mammen, general manager and COO.
Hormuz City was built in Sasanian period by Ardashir I near the estuary Minab River because the soil, water and the land of the region was very suitable for self-sufficient living at the time.
The most important program of the Pakistani fleet, during its stay in Bandar Abbas, is to launch joint maneuvers with selected units of Iran's Navy in eastern waters of the Hormuz Strait,' he said.
The Strait of Hormuz handles 40 per cent of the world's seaborne oil.
The Strait of Hormuz curves sharply between Iran and Oman, at one point narrowing down to a mere 21 miles across.
Threats to block Hormuz have already spurred the UAE to open a bypass pipeline across the desert to the Gulf of Oman port of Fujairah earlier this year, while Saudi has increased its capacity to export oil from its Red Sea Ports.
The Strait of Hormuz is the most important waterway in the world.
Iran first affected by closing Hormuz Straits, oil spokesman BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Oil ministry spokesman said today that "Iran will be the first affected by closing Hormuz Straits", pointing that "Iraq will depend on Turkish Cyhan port and the increasing oil prices to substitute the decrease in southern Iraq exports".