Strait of Hormuz

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Hormuz, Strait of

 

(also Strait of Ormuz), a strait between the Arabian Peninsula and mainland Asia, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The strait is approximately 150 km long and is 55.6 km wide at its narrowest point. The shallowest depth in the navigational channel is 71 m. The Iranian port of Bandar Abbas is on the strait.

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