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  Persian Gulf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This inland sea of some 233,000 km² is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz; and its western end is marked by the major river delta of Shatt al-Arab, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris.
Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf are (clockwise, from the north): Iran, Oman (exclave of Musandam), United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq in the northwest.
The Portuguese in the Arabian peninsula and in the Persian Gulf
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 omanaccess.com - Oman’s Favourite Portal
Oman occupies the eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to the southwest.
Oman has a magnificent coastline stretching 1,700 kilometres from the Straits of Hormuz in the north, to the borders of the Republic of Yemen in the south, overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea in the east.
The northern coastal strip along the Gulf of Oman is known as the Batinah coast, a sand and gravel plain separated from the rest of the country by the Hajar Mountains.
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 Gulf of Oman - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Oman, Gulf of, northwestern arm of the Arabian Sea.
The Gulf of Oman is bounded on the...
Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, southwestern Asia, between the Arabian Peninsula on the southwest and Iran on the northeast.
encarta.msn.com /Gulf_of_Oman.html   (110 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Gulf of Oman
On the south coast are Oman in the east and United Arab Emirates for a short distance in the west.
This inland sea of some 233,000 km² is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz, and its western end is marked by the major river delta of Arvand/Shatt al-Arab river, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris.
Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf, called the Persian Gulf States or the Gulf States, are (clockwise, from the north): Iran (Persia), United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq in the northwest.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gulf-of-Oman   (356 words)

  
 Oman Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
Oman fronts on the Gulf of Oman between the Oman Promontory (Musandam Peninsula) and the cape Ras al Hadd and on the Arabian Sea from the cape Ras al Hadd and the Yemen border; its shoreline is 1,056 mi/1,700 km long.
Between the Western Hajar and the Gulf of Oman lies the fertile and populous Batina plain, where most of the towns are located; the Eastern Hajar hills (186 mi/300 km long; 9 mi/15 km–11 mi/18 km wide) approach closer to the coast SE of Muscat.
At the N tip of the Oman Promontory is the detached region of Musandam, separated from the rest of the sultanate by the United Arab Emirates.
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Oman.html   (900 words)

  
 Persian Gulf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Persian Gulf is an extension of the Gulf of Oman in between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
This inland sea of some 233,000 km² is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz, and its western end is marked by the major river delta of the Arvand-Rood, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris.
Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf are (clockwise, from the southeast): United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq in the northwest, and Iran in the north.
www.persian-gulf.info /pge.htm   (340 words)

  
 Gulf Air - Lifestyle - Muscat
The Sultanate of Oman is centrally placed among the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which groups it with Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Oman has a wide range of climactic conditions varying with the geography of each region but generally speaking the coast is hot with humid conditions.
Oman is one of the more traditional countries in the Gulf region.
www.gulfaircareers.com /careers/GulfAir/Lifestyle.aspx?pageid=87   (1008 words)

  
 International Bureau of Education. Gulf States. Oman."
In this paper, the intention is to present shortly in section I, the situation of the Gulf region as far as the idea of curriculum adaptation is concerned (this section needs to be updated in the light of the new developments in the Region).
The improvement measures taken in Oman according to its National report of 1996 are directed toward (1) qualitative improvement; (2) participation of parents in school affairs; (3) training of school-headmasters; (4) consolidation of educational supervision and inspection and finally (5) promotion of educational evaluation" (pp.
Another important features of the Gulf region is the existence of regional institutions contributing to furthering cooperation between the respective countries in a number of fields including education such as ABEGS (Arab Bureau of Education in the Gulf States).
www.ibe.unesco.org /curriculum/gulfOman_intro1.htm   (3157 words)

  
 Persian Gulf States - Oman - Regional and National Security Considerations
As a regional commercial power in the nineteenth century, Oman held territories on the island of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa, in Mombasa along the coast of East Africa, and until 1958 in Gwadar (in present-day Pakistan) on the coast of the Arabian Sea.
Another of the gulf states with long-standing ties to the British, Oman became important in the British-French rivalry at the end of the eighteenth century, when Napoleonic France challenged the British Empire for control of the trade routes to the East.
Oman's traditionally good relations with Iran were strained by Iran's attacks on tanker movements in the gulf and Iran's emplacement of Chinese Silkworm antiship missile launchers near the Strait of Hormuz.
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 Oman Gulf of - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Oman, Gulf of, north-western arm of the Arabian Sea.
Persian Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, south-western Asia, between the Arabian Peninsula on the south-west and Iran on the north-east.
Oman, independent state in the Middle East, extending about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) along the south-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered on...
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 about oman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sultanate of Oman occupies the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula and is located between latitudes 16° 40' and 26° 20' North and Longitudes 51° 50' and 59° 40' East.
The coastline extends 1,700km from the Strait of Hormuz in the north, to the borders of the Republic of Yemen in the south and overlooks three seas - the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.
The Sultanate of Oman borders Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the West; the Republic of Yemen in the South; the Strait of Hormuz in the North and the Arabian Sea in the East.
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 Persian Gulf
Gulf bordering Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman, with an area of 240,000 km², a maximum depth of 90 metres, and an average depth is 50 metres.
Through the Strait of Hormuz, the gulf is connected to Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.
The area of the Persian Gulf has slowly decreased during the last 6,000 years, when most of Kuwait and lower Iraq were part of the total basin.
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 Oman
Oman occupies the eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the north-west, Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to the south-west.
Oman is slightly smaller than New Zealand or the US state of Kansas, though the part of Oman's border with Saudi Arabia that runs through the Empty Quarter is in dispute, and Oman's exact size isn't known.
Oman stagnated after Said's sons split his empire, a situation which the British exacerbated by pressing the sultan to end the trade in slaves and arms for which the country had long been known.
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 Gulf of oman
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 Iran - Persian Gulf History Information and Map
This letter is in concern of publication of a map which regards "Persian Gulf" as "Arabian gulf" by Arab-bribed national geographic which according to all international organizations, is fraudulent and distorted, and its publication guarantees the violation of undeniable international legal rights, not to mention that their distortion nothing short of
The Persian Gulf (Persian: خلیج فارس, Arabic: الخليج الفارسي) is an extension of the Gulf of Oman in between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
This inland sea of some 233,000 km² is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz, and its western end is marked by the major river delta of Arvand-Rud, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris.
www.iranian.ws /iran-online/persian_gulf.htm   (478 words)

  
 oman map and map of oman information page
Relative Location Oman, located on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, is in both the northern and eastern hemispheres.
The country is bordered by Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and by the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.
The northernmost part of Oman, the Musandam Peninsula, is separated from the rest of the country by a strip of land belonging to the United Arab Emirates.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/om.htm   (811 words)

  
 Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - Finance & Business
Oman, Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf states have agreed fiscal and macro-economic criteria for creating a single currency in the world’s biggest oil exporting region by 2010.
Oman’s oil output is dwindling unlike that of other countries in a region that supplies a fifth of the world’s energy needs.
Gulf finance ministers and central bank governors have yet to agree how to assess economic criteria, which in addition to the deficit cap, limit public debt to 60% of GDP and inflation to the average of the six states plus 2%.
www.gulf-times.com /site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=122690&version=1&template_id=48&parent_id=28   (1230 words)

  
 Geography of Iran: History of Persian Gulf
ersian Gulf is a crescent-shape groove which has demonstrated the encroachment of the Indian Ocean waters (Gulf of Oman) in an span of 900 km long and 240 km wide in the inferior folds of southern Zagros mountains.
The Persian Gulf has been a valuable waterway since the beginning of history and as the venue of the collision of great civilizations of the ancient east, it has a background of several millenniums.
Although using the "Arabian Gulf" instead of the "Persian Gulf" has no basis and will not be accepted in any culture or language, however, it will not diminish our responsibility in expressing the reality and eliminating ambiguities as the main and oldest inhabitants of the region.
www.iranchamber.com /geography/articles/persian_gulf_history.php   (1080 words)

  
 Oman THE GULF IN THE MIDDLE AGES - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
Accordingly, after 750 the gulf prospered because Baghdad became the seat of the caliph and the main center of Islamic civilization.
The Qarmatians succumbed to the same forces that had earlier threatened centers on the gulf coast--the ambitions of strong leaders in Mesopotamia or Persia and the incursion of tribes from the interior.
Thereafter, Ismaili presence in the gulf faded, and in the twentieth century the sect virtually disappeared.
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 Altimetry in Marginal, Semi-Enclosed and Coastal Seas - Part I: Persian (Arabian) Gulf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Persian Gulf is a shallow sea, with an average depth of 25 m and a maximum depth of 100 m near the Straits of Hormuz.
It is connected to the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea through the Straits of Hormuz, which is quite broad and deep.
A principal feature of the long time circulation in the Persian Gulf is the cyclonic gyre driven by the Gulf of Oman waters entering through the Straits of Hormuz and flowing as a narrow jet along the Iranian coast before turning around north of the central basin and forming a cyclonic gyre.
www.ssc.erc.msstate.edu /Altimetry/persian_gulf.html   (814 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for oman
Oman, Sir Charles William Chadwick, 1860-1946, British historian, b.
It is bordered on the W by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, on the S by the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, on the E by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, and on the N by Iraq and Jordan.
The UAE and Oman: opportunities and challenges in the twenty-first century.
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 Gulf of Oman Summary
The Gulf of Oman is an extension of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea located between the countries of Oman in the southwest and Iran in the north.
The Gulf of Oman is 560 kilometers (350 miles) long and 320 kilometers (200 miles) wide.
The Gulf of Oman (Arabic: خليج عمان; transliterated: khalīj ʿumān, Persian: دریای عمان; transliterated: daryā-ye ʿomān) is a strait that connects the Arabian Sea with the Persian Gulf; it is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of the Arabian Sea.
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 Gulf of Oman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gulf of Oman (Arabic: خليج عمان; transliterated: khalīj ʿumān, Persian: دریای عمان یا دریای پازس; transliterated: daryā-ye ʿomān,Pars)Persian sea is a strait that connects the Arabian Sea with the Persian Gulf; it is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of the Arabian Sea.
On the north coast is Pakistan and Iran (Persia) On the south coast are Oman in the east and United Arab Emirates for a short distance in the west.
 This article about the geography of Oman is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulf_of_Oman   (149 words)

  
 Acoustical abundance estimation
During 1979 the southern part of the Gulf of Oman was covered during the period 4 July - 3 August.
In 1981 the abundance of mesopelagic fish in the Gulf of Oman was studied during three surveys (Fig.
An area in the Gulf of Oman south of 24°50'N and west of 57°40'E was covered six times during the period 1-9 February.
www.fao.org /WAIRDOCS/FNS/FN005E/ch04.htm   (952 words)

  
 Sea, Gulf & Lakes of Iran
The Persian Gulf is one of the warmest bodies of water in the entire Middle East.
Oman Sea, situated at the south of Iran, connects the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean.
With an approximate area of 903,000 km², the Oman Sea is surrounded by Iran and Pakistan at the north, Deccan peninsula at the east and Arabia peninsula at the west.
www.destinationiran.com /Sea_Gulf_and_Lakes.htm   (772 words)

  
 Oman Overview | Oman Tour Guide | iExplore.com
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Sultans of Muscat (Oman) were often powerful figures in Arabia and East Africa, who often came into conflict with the colonial powers in the region, particularly the Portuguese, who first settled in the 16th century, in an attempt to protect their eastern trade routes.
The Sultanate of Oman occupies the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula with almost 1700km (1062 miles) of coastline stretching along the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf.
The United Arab Emirates lies to the northwest of Oman and to the east lies the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.
www.africa.com /dmap/Oman/Overview   (555 words)

  
 MEL - MESL : Trace Metals in the Gulf and Gulf of Oman
Marine pollution of metals was assessed in the coastal zone of the eastern Gulf and Gulf of Oman firstly based on sediments from coastal locations in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the UAE during 2000-2001 (see Figure 1).
The geology of Oman and eastern UAE is rich in ophiolites, which contain chromite and various nickel sulfide minerals.
Several composite samples of oysters were obtained in the Gulf and Gulf of Oman, comprising 5 samples of pearl oysters (Pinctada radiata) and 6 samples of rock oysters (Saccostrea cucullata).
www-naweb.iaea.org /naml/meslresmetoman.asp   (1177 words)

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