the Persian Gulf


The Persian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia.

Western Asia, West Asia, Southwestern Asia or Southwest Asia is the westernmost subregion of Asia.

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The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest.

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

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

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2.

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The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest shoreline.

Shatt al-Arab or Arvand Rud is a river in Basra Governorate of some 200 km in length, formed by the confluence of the Euphrates and the Tigris in the town of al-Qurnah in the Basra Governorate of southern Iraq.

A river delta is a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or standing water.


The Persian Gulf was a battlefield of the 1980–1988 Iran–Iraq War, in which each side attacked the other's oil tankers.

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west.

The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between Iran and Iraq lasting from 22 September 1980, when Iraq invaded Iran, to August 1988.

An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a merchant ship designed for the bulk transport of oil.


It is the namesake of the 1991 Gulf War, the largely air- and land-based conflict that followed Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.


The gulf has many fishing grounds, extensive coral reefs, and abundant pearl oysters, but its ecology has been damaged by industrialization and oil spills.

An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution.

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals.

Pinctada is a genus of saltwater oysters, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Pteriidae, the pearl oysters.


The body of water is historically and internationally known as the "Persian Gulf".


Some Arab governments refer to it as the "Arabian Gulf" or "The Gulf", but neither term is recognized internationally.


The name "Gulf of Iran " is used by the International Hydrographic Organization.

The International Hydrographic Organization is the inter-governmental organisation representing hydrography.


The Persian Gulf is geologically very young, having been formed around 15,000 years ago.

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