Eilat(redirected from Elat, Israel)
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[Heb.,=trees], city (1994 pop. 35,700), S Israel, a port on the Gulf of Aqaba, an arm of the Red Sea. It is strategically located near the Sinai peninsula, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia and is Israel's gateway to Africa and East Asia.
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a port in S Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: Israel's only outlet to the Red Sea. Pop.: 43 500 (2003 est.)
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