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7 Facts About the Arabian Sea

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The Arabian Sea, also known as Sea of Oman, is a region of the northern Indian Ocean bounded on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the west by northeastern Somalia and the Arabian Peninsula, and on the east by India.

The Arabian Peninsula, simplified Arabia is a peninsula of Western Asia situated northeast of Africa on the Arabian plate.

Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.

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Historically the sea has been known by other names including the Erythraean Sea and the Persian Sea.

The Erythraean Sea is the name in ancient cartography for a body of water located between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

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Its total area is 3,862,000 km2 and its maximum depth is 4,652 metres.

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The Gulf of Aden is in the southwest, connecting the Arabian Sea to the Red Sea through the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, and the Gulf of Oman is in the northwest, connecting it to the Persian Gulf.

The Gulf of Aden, also known as the Gulf of Berbera, is a gulf located in the Arabian Sea between Yemen, on the south coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti, and Somalia in the Horn of Africa.

The Bab-el-Mandeb or Mandeb Strait is a strait located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.

The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman is a strait that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf.

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The Arabian Sea has been crossed by important marine trade routes since the third or second millennium BCE.

A trade route is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo.

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Major seaports include Kandla Port, Okha Port, Mumbai Port, Nhava Sheva Port, Mormugão Port, New Mangalore Port and Kochi Port in India, the Port of Karachi and the Gwadar Port in Pakistan, Chabahar Port in Iran and the Port of Salalah in Oman.

New Mangalore Port is a deep-water, all-weather port at Panambur, Mangalore in Karnataka state in India, which is the deepest inner harbour on the west coast.

The Port of Karachi is one of South Asia's largest and busiest deep-water seaports, handling about 60% of the nation's cargo located in Karachi, Pakistan.

Cochin Port is a major port on the Arabian Sea - Laccadive Sea – Indian Ocean sea-route in the city of Kochi and is one of the largest ports in India.

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The largest islands in the Arabian Sea include Socotra, Masirah Island, Lakshadweep and Astola Island.

Astola Island, also known as Jezira Haft Talar Satadip or 'Island of the Seven Hills', is a small uninhabited Pakistani island in the Arabian Sea approximately 25 km south of the nearest part of the coast and 39 km southeast of the fishing port of Pasni.

Lakshadweep, formerly known as the Lakshadweep, Minicoy, and Aminidivi Islands, is a group of islands in the Lakshadweep Sea, 200 to 440 km off the south western coast of India.

Socotra, also spelled Soqotra, is an archipelago of four islands located in the Arabian Sea, the largest island of which is also known as Socotra.

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