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, Hormuz
or Ormuz
, island (1989 est. pop. 2,500), 5 mi (8.1 km) long and 3.5 mi (5.6 km) wide, S Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz (Hormoz), between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Salt and red ocher are produced.
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, 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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One is on land in the vicinity of the Tropic of Capricorn, so too far south, and the other is on an island off the north coast of India, most likely meant to mark Ormuz (Ormus) or Diu.
The following day they embarked on the ORMUZ. The timing was perfect as the liner berthed at Tilbury at 3pm on 25 April and term began on 28 April.
He further explains the uses he knows about the stone in the region of Goa and what his sources from Ormuz have told him.
The band set sail on the Orient Pacific RMS Ormuz on August 18, 1911, arriving at Dunedin, New Zealand on October 3 and returning on June 23, 1912 having travelled 34,510 miles.
The documents found include maps, an illustration of the fortress of Ormuz (Hormuz) at the time the Portuguese invaded the Strait of Hormuz, letters, and a book with registration of some Omani ships that arrived in Brazil in the early 16th century.
They brought a profusion of plants from the newly-discovered tropical lands of the Americas called the New World, and from lands along the African route, and from Ormuz, China and Malaysia where the Portuguese had set up trade missions and settlements.
La amenaza de un conflicto militar entre Israel e Iran y el cierre del Estrecho de Ormuz en el Golfo Persico (por donde circula diariamente casi el 20% del petroleo mundial) no pueden ser descartados de plano a pesar de la presencia de la VI Flota norteamericana en sus adyacencias.