The Strait of Hormuz

a physical feature of MENA

Author:

Daniel Wang
The Strait of Hormuz is located between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, and is also adjacent to a small section of Oman.
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The strait is only 39 km wide at its narrowest, which makes it hard for two ships moving opposite directions to pass through.
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The strait is the opening of the Persian gulf, and that Persian area has millions of barrels of oil, daily.
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Unfortunately, that strait's is located at a very violent area. Someone in Iran threatened to seal the strait "should economic sanctions limit, or cut off, Iranian oil exports." (Wikipedia)
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And that Iranian guy I mentioned above is Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, whom is the Vice President of Iran. This event happened in 12-27-11.
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Overall, the Strait of Hormuz is an interesting place. Not only is it used as a choke point, but it also has an unusual shape and an important passage for exporting oil.
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