Aqaba, Gulf of

 An arm of the Red Sea. Aqaba is also the name of a town in Jordan.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • Aqaba, Gulf of — Northeastern arm of the Red Sea, between Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula. It varies in width from 12 to 17 miles (19 to 27 km) and is 100 miles (160 km) long. Its head touches Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Its only sheltered… …   Universalium

  • Aqaba,Gulf of — A·qa·ba (äʹkə bə, ăkʹə ), Gulf of An arm of the Red Sea between the Sinai Peninsula and northwest Saudi Arabia. It has long been of strategic importance in the Middle East. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Gulf of Oman — The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman (Arabic: خليج عُمان‎ Ḫalīdj ʾUmān; alternatively known as خليج مکران , Ḫalīdj Makrān; in Persian: دریای عمان Daryā ye Ommān, or دریای پارس Daryā ye Pārs) is a strait (and not an actual gulf) that connects the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Gulf of California — For the book by John Steinbeck, see The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Coordinates: 28°0′N 112°0′W / 28°N 112°W / 28; 1 …   Wikipedia

  • gulf — gulflike, adj. gulfy, adj. /gulf/, n. 1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land. 2. a deep hollow; chasm or abyss. 3. any wide separation, as in position, status, or education. 4. something that engulfs or swallows up. v.t. 5. to… …   Universalium

  • Aqaba Governorate — Aqaba ( ar. العقبة al ʻAqabah) is one of the governorates of Jordan, located south of Amman, capital of Jordan. Its capital is Aqaba.Aqaba, the port at the Red Sea, plays an important role in the economic life of Jordan and has many attractions… …   Wikipedia

  • Aqaba — [ä′kə bä΄] Gulf of arm of the Red Sea between the Sinai Peninsula and NW Saudi Arabia …   English World dictionary

  • Gulf of Eilat — Gulf of Aqaba, northeastern arm of the Red Sea which is bordered by the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas …   English contemporary dictionary

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