Strait of Hormuz

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LocationsMiddle East,  Indian Ocean

The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world's most strategically important choke points.[1]

On the north coast lies Iran, and on the south coast the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman. The strait is about 104 miles (90 nmi; 167 km) long, with a width varying from about 52 nautical miles (96 km) to 21 nautical miles (39 km).[2]

A third of the world’s liquefied natural gas and almost 20% of total global oil consumption passes through the strait, making it a highly important strategic location for international trade.[3][4]

 

Event

Event
Iran Air Flight 655

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Iran - This Is How We'll Close The Strait of Hormuzwebpage28 December 2011MEMRI editorial staff
Document:So what actually happened in the Strait of Hormuz on 10th July?social media post12 July 2019Oliver TickellThe aggressive posturing of US and UK and the moves to militarise the Strait of Hormuz, taken together with US calls for regime change and other threats to the sovereignty of Iran, constitute a breach of UNCLOS Articles 19 and 39 and are thus unlawful.
Document:The Geo-Politics of the Strait of Hormuzwebpage8 January 2012Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya


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