Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is an expansion of the Indian Ocean that lies between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. Sometimes the gulf is referred as Arabian Gulf by most Arab states or just The Gulf. The Persian Gulf is a habitat of many fish, extensive coral reefs, and plentiful pearl oysters.



This gulf covers about 251,000 km are and it is linked to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz; and its western end is notable by the main river delta of the Shatt al-Arab, which takes the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris. The length of the gulf is about 989 kilometres and the width is 56 kilometres at its narrowest; Iran covers most of the northern coast and Saudi Arabia occupies most of the southern coast.

Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq are the countries with a coast on the Persian Gulf.

Oil and gas: The Persian Gulf is rich in crude oil and gas.

List of Seas in Indian Ocean

Andaman Sea
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
Mozambique Channel
Persian Gulf
Red Sea
Timor Sea