Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is a a body of water that provides an outlet for numerous Middle Eastern countries, while separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula. It was the site of numerous recent conflicts as well as one of the most important hubs for petroleum in the world.

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What is the exact location of the Arabian Gulf in relation to Asia?

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The exact location of the Arabian Gulf in relation to Asia is south west.

Which sea is north of the persian gulf?

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Iran (redirect from Persian State of Iran)

Iran is bordered on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan , on the south by thePersian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman , on the west by Iraq

Iranian Revolution (redirect from Persian Revolution of 1979)

Islamic Revolution or 1979 Revolution Persian : انقلاب اسلامی, Enghelābe Eslāmi or ...Persian Gulf and the Iran-Iraq War: Iran-Iraq War ..


Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the ... A strait of thePersian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island ...

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  • Islamism (section Persian Gulf War)

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  • M1 Abrams (section Persian Gulf War)

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  • Gulf War (redirect from The Persian Gulf War)

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  • Foreign policy of the United States (section Persian Gulf)

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  • Palestine Liberation Organization (section Persian Gulf War)

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  • British Army (section Persian Gulf War)

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  • Ceasefire (section Persian Gulf War)

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  • Arabian Peninsula (section Kuwait and the Gulf War)

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  • Dogfight (section Persian Gulf War)

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  • Delaware Air National Guard (section Persian Gulf)

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  • Foreign relations of India (section Arab states of the Persian Gulf)

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Is Kuwait located at the north end of the Persian Gulf?

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Yes, that is correct.

Why does the Persian gulf attract worldwide interest today?

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Because of it's key position in the middle of the oil-rich Southwest Asia.

Which president sent troops to the Persian gulf in 1991?

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That was George Bush senior.

What are some bays and inlets in Arabian gulf?

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There are five bays

- The Persian Gulf

- The Gulf of Oman

- The Red Sea

- The Gulf of Aden

- The Arabian Sea

The Strait of Hormuz is located between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, that's the busiest shipping channel in the entire world.

What are five countries that border the Persian gulf?

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The countries that border the Persian gulf are: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and The United Arab Emirates (UAE). Choose three.

What country to the southeast of Iraq is on the Persian Gulf?

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Iran is on the northwest edge of the Persian Gulf.

What river joins the Euphrates river in Iraq before emptying into the Persian Gulf?

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There is no river that flows into the gulf west of Euphrates.

Is the Persian gulf salt water or fresh?

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Salt water. The Persian gulf is one of the saltiest bodies of water on earth.

What is the smallest country in the persian gulf?

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Bahrain is an island country in the Persian Gulf and the smallest country in the Persian Gulf area.

What straits connects the persian gulf to the Arabian sea?

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I believe that is the Strait of Hormuz going into the Gulf of Oman.

Why has Google Maps named Persian Gulf as the Arabian Gulf?

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It is important to note that only the Arabs insist on calling the Persian Gulf the Arabian Gulf. It is not a commonly used term in any major language other than Arabic and the other five UN languages call the area the Persian Gulf. The same issue arises with the term "English Channel" which is called "La Manche" in French and variations of that name in other languages.

In English and most other languages, the proper term is "Persian Gulf" as much as it offends Arab sensibilities, just as the term "Manche" is the proper international linguistic term of the English Channel as much as that may offend British sensibilities.

However, there are several reasons that Arabs feel the need to push others to see the situation from their perspective:

  1. It is used by the Arab League and nations
  2. It is used by United Nations in their Arabic documents and Arabic Language is an official language in the United Nations
  3. The name "Persian gulf" is linked to the Persian empire that does not exist any more. As Mediterranean sea used to be called Roman Sea
  4. Iran does not mean Persia, Iranian people consist of Persians, Arabs, Azeri, Turkmen, Kurds, Gilakis, Mazandaranis, Lurs, and Baluchis
  5. The people who live around the Gulf are mostly Arabs so by demography it should be called Arabian Gulf
  6. There are 6 Arabic countries around the gulf but Iran is alone and 70% of the coast line is under Arabic countries
  7. Stated clearly in the Arabian history.

All of those are refuted by International Observers who say correspondingly:

  1. This is true because its name in Arabic is the Arabian Gulf, this is not in dispute. The question is whether non-Arab parties acquiesce to this.
  2. All five other UN languages use a variant of Persian Gulf and those five other languages are the majority. Arabic has no special privilege to trump the others.
  3. Many areas are named after people who may or may not still exist. America is named after an Italian explorer who is long dead, but nobody suggests renaming America.
  4. The Islamic Republic of Iran is the successor state to Persia. The Persian Empire changed its name to Iran in 1935. The Persian Empire and now Iran was never culturally homogenous. What that has to do with nomenclature is unclear.
  5. Current demography does not change place names. Tibet is still consider Tibet outside of China even though there are more Han Chinese in Xijang Province (as the Chinese call it) than native Tibetans.
  6. Wholly irrelevant to nomenclature. The South China Sea borders more of Vietnam than China and the Gulf of Aqabah borders Jordan less than each of the three other countries to touch it.
  7. See Response 1