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    Sea of Oman

    دریای عمان ، خلیج عمان

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    The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman (Arabic: خليج عُمان‎—Ḫalīdj ʾUmān; alternatively known as خليج مکران—, Ḫalīdj Makrān; in Persian: دریای عمان Daryā-ye Ommān, or دریای مکران Daryā-ye Makrān, or دریای پارسDaryā-ye Pārs; in Urdu: خلیج عمان‎ Khaleej Oman) is a strait (and not an actual gulf) that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf. It is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of the Arabian Sea. The gulf borders Pakistan and Iran on the north, Oman on the south, and the United Arab Emirates on the west.

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    ExtentGwadar Port in Balochistan, Pakistan looking towards the Gulf of Oman

    The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Gulf of Oman as follows:

    On the Northwest. A line joining Ràs Limah (25°57''N) on the coast of Arabia and Ràs al Kuh (25°48''N) on the coast of Iran (Persia)On the Southeast. The Northern limit of the Arabian Sea .

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