Strait o Hormuz
The Strait o Hormuz // Persian: تَنگِه هُرمُز Tangeh-ye Hormoz, Arabic: مَضيق هُرمُز Maḍīq Hurmuz) is a strait atween the Gulf o Oman an the Persie Gulf. It is the anly sea passage frae the Persie Gulf tae the open ocean an is ane o the warld's maist strategically important choke pynts. On the north coast is Iran, an on the sooth coast is the Unitit Arab Emirates an Musandam, an exclave o Oman. At its narrowest, the strait is 21 nautical miles (39 km) wide.
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- "Strait of Hormuz". World Oil Transit Chokepoints. U.S. Energy Information Administration. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2012.