Strait of Hormuz & the Persian Gulf

Physical features of the Middle East and North Africa

Oil and Danger

This area is not only important because it is the exit for a lot of oil found on surrounding land, but there is a lot of oil found in the Persian Gulf itself and is brought up by oil rigs. This area can also be very dangerous partly due to malfunctioning rigs.
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Frequent Use and Dependency

Since this area is so important for oil production and transportation, it is very crowded and everyday tons of oil worth thousands maybe millions of dollars is transported through the Strait of Hormuz, if Iraq were to get hostile, or shut off the area, we would be in deep trouble.

Made By Amanda Waugh

4th Period

A Day

Ms. Browning's World Geo Class