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Persian Gulf Forever

  • Iran Iran 
  • Formed: Jun 6, 2011
  • Persian Gulf *** The Persian Gulf is located in Western Asia between Iran (Persia) and the Arabian Peninsula. The Persian Gulf has many good fishing grounds, extensive coral reefs, and abundant pearl oysters, but its ecology has come under pressure from industrialization, and in particular, oil and petroleum spillages during wars in the region. The name Gulf of Iran (Persian Gulf) is used by the International Hydro-graphic Organization. This inland sea of some 251,000 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 Shatt al-Arab, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris. Its length is 989 kilometers, with Iran covering coast. The Persian Gulf is about 56 kilometers wide at its narrowest, in the Strait of Hormuz. The waters are overall very shallow, with a maximum depth of 90 meters and an average depth of 50 meters.