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  Gulf of Aqaba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia all have coastlines on the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Gulf of Aqaba is one of two gulfs created by the Sinai Peninsula's bifurcation of the northern Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez lying to the west of the Sinai Peninsula and the Gulf of Aqaba lying to its east.
The Gulf of Aqaba measures 24 km at its widest point and stretches some 160 km north from the Straits of Tiran to a point where the border of Israel meets the borders of Egypt and Jordan.
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 Encyclopedia: Gulf of Aqaba
Aqaba (Arabic: العقبة al-ʻAqabah) is a coastal town with a population of 101,290 (2000) and 2% of Jordans population in the far south of Jordan (29.
The Gulf extends from the Israeli and Jordanian shores in the north, to the shallow, 270 meter-deep sills of the Strait of Tiran in the south.
The average depth of the Gulf of Aqaba is 800 meters, descending to 1,800 meters in its deepest regions (5).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gulf-of-Aqaba   (913 words)

  
 Gulf of Aqaba --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Navigation is difficult because of the gulf's narrow entrance at the Straits of Tiran and its islands, coral reefs, and sudden squalls.
Navigation is difficult because of the gulf's narrow entrance at the Straits of Tiran and its islands,...
It is bordered by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait on the north; by the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman on the east; by a portion of Oman on the southeast; by Yemen on the south and southwest; and by the...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9008111   (988 words)

  
 Gulf of Aqaba
Gulf that is a branch of the Red Sea, running to the east of the Sinai peninsula and west of the Arabian mainland, touching Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
Geologically, the Gulf of Aqaba is part of the Rift Valley that runs through most of eastern Africa.
The main ports are Eilat in Israel, and Aqaba in Jordan.
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 AllRefer.com - Aqaba, Gulf of (Oceans And Continents) - Encyclopedia
The gulf, which is entered through the Straits of Tiran, has played a major role in the tensions and wars between Israel and the Arab states (Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia) bordering it.
Aqaba, with the Israeli port of Elat at its head, was Israel's only accessible waterway to E Africa, Asia, and Australia when Egypt closed the Suez Canal between 1967 to 1975.
The Gulf of Aqaba was blockaded by the Arabs from 1949 to 1956 and again in 1967, despite the fact that it was declared (1958) an international waterway by the United Nations.
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 Gulf of Suez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The northern end of the Red Sea is bifurcated by the Sinai Peninsula, creating the Gulf of Suez (Arabic: Khalij as Suways) in the west and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east.
The Gulf of Suez is a relatively young rift basin, dating back 40 million years.
Along the mid-line of the Gulf lies the border between the continents of Africa and Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulf_of_Suez   (209 words)

  
 The Gulf of Aqaba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The northeastern arm of the Red Sea, called the Gulf of Aqaba, measures a length of 180 km and expands to a width of 25 km with 27 km of the shoreline belonging to Jordan.
The shores of the Gulf are also frequented with friendly sea turtles that spend their time swimming amongst the swirling schools of fish.
Although the Gulf of Aqaba provides the perfect habitat for more than a thousand fish species, the existing marine ecosystems are fragile and in danger.
www.see-jordan.com /brochures/eco_aqaba.html   (598 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Gulf of Aqaba
The Gulf of Aqaba, sometimes known as the Gulf of Eilat, is a gulf on the Red Sea.
The Gulf of Aqaba stretches some 120 miles north from the Straits of Tiran, ending where the southern border of Israel meets the borders of Egypt and Jordan.
Three resort cities, Taba in Egypt, Eilat in Israel, and Aqaba in Jordan have served both as strategically important ports and popular destinations for tourists seeking to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Aqaba.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Gulf_of_Aqaba   (202 words)

  
 Aqaba
Note there are two distinct cities today at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba, or the Elanitic Gulf, as it was called in ancient times.
The Gulf of Aqaba is known for its warm water in winter.
Along with Aqaba being a harbor, it was also the site of a large copper smelter, which refined raw copper into pure copper ingot.
www.ancientroute.com /cities/aqaba.htm   (2301 words)

  
 ALN No. 43: Twite: International cooperation and sustainable tourism in the Gulf of Aqaba
A hundred years ago, the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea was a place of utter remoteness and tranquility.
Aqaba itself was a tiny settlement with a small Turkish fort.
A major focus of the document is on Israel's approach to areas of regional cooperation, and Chapter 2 focuses specifically on the Gulf of Aqaba.
ag.arizona.edu /OALS/ALN/aln43/aqaba.html   (1896 words)

  
 Aqaba, Gulf of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Defected: a royal Jordanian polo pony, which inexplicably bolted from its handler during a waterfront workout and swam several hundred yards across the Gulf of Aqaba to the beach at Eilat, Israel.
Bridging Jordan's resort gap: Aqaba needed an "icon" building and Movenpick delivered with a 5-star resort that borrows from Jordan's rich past and modern sophistication.
Town of Dahab, on the Gulf of Aqaba.
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 Info and facts on 'Gulf of Aqaba'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Gulf of Aqaba, also known as the Gulf of Eilat, is a large gulf of the Red Sea (A long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and Arabia; linked to the Mediterranean at the north end by the Suez Canal).
The northern end of the Red Sea is bifurcated by the Sinai Peninsula (A peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea), creating the Gulf of Suez (A northwestern arm of the Red Sea linked to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal) in the west and the Gulf of Aqaba in the east.
At this junction are three separate cities: Taba (additional info and facts about Taba) in Egypt, Eilat (additional info and facts about Eilat) in Israel, and Aqaba (Jordan's port; located in southwestern Jordan on the Gulf of Aqaba) in Jordan.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gu/gulf_of_aqaba.htm   (165 words)

  
 S00117p
It is a fault line, the west portion moving south relative to the east side of the fault.
In the moving, the sides drift apart, causing the land to subside, hence the flooded valley called Gulf of Aqaba.
Note the land is rather rugged along the Gulf of Aqaba, and incidentally, waterless excepting the salt-water gulf.
www.ancientroute.com /Satellite/s00117p.htm   (234 words)

  
 A trilateral attack on Aqaba's environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The huge stress on development in Aqaba and the fierce competition between transport, tourism and industry sectors to occupy the beach have left the environment of Aqaba fighting a difficult battle against deterioration and pollution.
An estimated 50 per cent of the Gulf's shoreline is fringed with coral reefs that constitutes the northern limits of global coral distribution.
Marine mammals in the Gulf of Aqaba include dugongs (sea cows), observed in small numbers feeding on sea grasses in the Tiran Island area.
www.jordanembassyus.org /03082000010.htm   (1094 words)

  
 Bible Study - The Gulf of Aqaba
The Gulf of Aqaba is an extension of the Red Sea, located between the Sinai Peninsula to the west and Saudi Arabia to the east.
The Gulf of Aqaba is about 100 miles / 160 kilometers long and 10 to 17 miles / 16 to 27 kilometers wide, forming a large portion of the geologically-active (see Earthquake!
From the perspective of Bible History, the Israelites spent much of the Wilderness Journey just to the west of the Gulf of Aqaba, and Mount Sinai, where Moses received The Ten Commandments from God, is only about 50 miles / 80 kilometers from the waters of the Gulf of Aqaba.
www.keyway.ca /htm2003/20030614.htm   (180 words)

  
 Amman
Stretching along the northern right part of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aqaba measures a length of 180 km and expands to a width of 25 km with 27 km of the shoreline belonging to Jordan.
Due to their slow rate of growth (About 1cm/year), the corals that are seen today in the Gulf are centuries old.
Although the Gulf of Aqaba provides the perfect habitat for more than a thousand species, the existing marine ecosystems are fragile and in danger.
www.middleeast.com /gulf.htm   (611 words)

  
 ThinkQuest : Library : Gulf of Aqaba - Eilat: Development & Preservation
The Gulf of Aqaba-Eilat lies at the northern end of the Red Sea and along the borders of four countries: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and Israel.
The uniqueness of the gulf lies in the striking contrast of its clear water and the abundant and varied aquatic life it supports.
Recently published reports on the ecology of the Gulf of Aqaba-Eilat indicate the situation of the coral is worsening.
www.thinkquest.org /library/site.html?team_id=C0121600   (313 words)

  
 GEO_PLATE_T-37.HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Uplift of the border area along the Gulf of Suez was not uniform, but diminished northward, thus preserving Tertiary and older sedimentary rocks around the northern end of the Gulf, and in the interior of the Sinai Peninsula.
The Gulf of Aqaba can be considered a complex of pull-apart grabens associated with the great Levant transform fault that extends well to the north of the Dead Sea (Plate T-38).
The linear edge of the graben between the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea is quite evident in the Plate and Figure T-37.1.
geoinfo.amu.edu.pl /wpk/geos/GEO_2/GEO_PLATE_T-37.HTML   (952 words)

  
 Aqaba
The gulf of Aqaba is famous for being home to the finest marine life in the Middle East.
Unlike other areas of the Red Sea in which diving is hindered and marine life is hampered by busy shipping, the gulf is a haven of tranquillity, where diverse kinds of marine life have made their home in the shallow waters and lagoons.
Water sports in Aqaba are comprehensive, ranging from scuba diving, water skiing, wind surfing, and parasailing, snorkeling and paddle-boating.
www.nebo.com.jo /jordan/aqaba.htm   (330 words)

  
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Because the Gulf is devoid of a true continental shelf and the offshore profiles are very steep, the reefs are narrow and closely follow the shorelines.
During the preparatory stages for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), the Marine Science Station (MSS) in collaboration with the Aqaba Region Authority established a monitoring program of the basic components of the marine ecosystem; water, sediment, benthic community and fish, along the entire Jordanian coast.
The main objectives of the new authority are to develop Aqaba Subsequent to the establishment of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) as a haven for commerce, a destination for tourism, and an incubator for technology.
www.ju.edu.jo /mss   (4535 words)

  
 Aqaba, Gulf of
Aqaba, Gulf of (The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition)
Gulf of Aqaba,a Bedouin fisherman and his family.
Nuweiba on Gulf of Aqaba,boys ferry tourists to visit a friendly dolphin.
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 Egyptvoyager.com: Diving off Red Sea Coast - Egypt
The Gulf of Aqaba is deep, and, because the sediment sinks quickly to deep water, clear.
Unlike the Gulf of Aqaba, the Gulf of Suez is shallow, with an average depth of around 20-30 metres.
The Gulf of Suez is also a very important fishing area for Egyptians.
www.egyptvoyager.com /redsea_formation_diving.htm   (958 words)

  
 خليج العقبة Gulf-of-aqaba
Elat at its head, was Israel's only accessible waterway to E Africa, Asia, and Australia when Egypt closed the Suez Canal between 1967 to 1975.
Camp David Accords of 1978, and the ensuing Egypt-Israel peace treaty (1979), Israel withdrew from its positions on the Straits of Tiran.
Persian Gulf War (1991), the Gulf of Aqaba served as an important blockade point for coalition forces against goods bound for Iraq.
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 Joe Street
The Gulf of Aqaba is a deep, narrow, semi-enclosed oligotrophic basin with significant seasonal and inter-annual variability in phytoplankton biomass, productivity, and species composition.
The Gulf receives a negligible input of river runoff from land, and the deposition flux of mineral aerosols is significant.
My research aims to investigate the atmospheric deposition of nutrients (e.g., nitrogen, phosphorus and iron) and their ecological effects in the Gulf, and to determine the chemical composition of aerosol particles and thereby the source contributions to aerosol (nutrient) species over the Gulf.
pangea.stanford.edu /research/paytanlab/people/Ying.html   (199 words)

  
 Aqaba, Gulf of
The Gulf of Aqaba played a major role in the
(1991), the Gulf of Aqaba served as an important blockade point for coalition forces against goods bound for Iraq.
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 USATODAY.com - Missiles narrowly misses U.S. Navy ship in Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The string of attacks over 10 months has raised fears Islamic extremists are opening a new arena of combat in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and the Gulf of Aqaba, an area bordered by Israel, Egypt and Jordan that is known for carefree tourist resorts and Arab-Israeli peace talks.
Brown said the Ashland had docked on Aug. 13 with the helicopter carrier USS Kearsarge at Aqaba's port, south of the city, for joint exercises with Jordan's military.
Authorities scoured Aqaba and its vicinity for up to six suspects, including possibly Syrians, who were believed to have escaped in a vehicle with Kuwaiti license plates, a security official in Amman, the capital, told AP.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-19-jordan-explosion_x.htm   (1011 words)

  
 Aqaba, Jordan
of the Gulf of Aqaba, cooled by a steady northerly breeze, and ringed by mountains that change in color with the change of the hours.
Snorkeling, water skiing, wind surfing, para-sailing, fishing and a variety of other water sports, including unsurpassed scuba diving are just some of the popular activities to partake in.
It is the secrets these waters hold that makes Aqaba unique, for further down the coast are a dazzling undersea world of some of the most spectacular coral reefs to be found anywhere in the world.
www.atlastours.net /jordan/aqaba.html   (311 words)

  
 AQABA GULF HOTEL, Aqaba, Jordan - Discount Hotel Reservations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AQABA GULF HOTEL, Aqaba Description: The Aqaba Gulf Hotel is conveniently located near the city centre, 12 minutes by car from Aqaba International Airport, in the Jordanian southern sea-port city of Aqaba.
This charming little city on the Red Sea -shaded by palm trees, lapped by crystal clear waters, and encircled by purple mountains that change colour throughout the day- is a warm, sunny, and inviting resort all year round.
With a dazzling reef, adorned with untold varieties in its coral and fish, Aqaba boasts some of the world's best scuba-diving by day or night.
www.stayxs.com /new/booking/hotel_detail.asp?wsid=9&hhm_id=4071   (446 words)

  
 Book Aqaba Hotels with Local Support and Rates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The hotel is close to Aqaba International Airport which operates daily scheduled flights to the capital Amman.
: The Aqaba Gulf Hotel is conveniently located near the city centre, 12 minutes by car from Aqaba International Airport, in the Jordanian southern sea-port city of Aqaba.
The main street in front of the hotel is called Walker Street where all tourists and locals take a stroll every evening to refresh.
www.stayxs.com /new/booking/hotel_list.asp?cityid=791&wsid=66   (775 words)

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