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 (ä′kə-bə, ăk′ə-), 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.


(ˈækəbə) or


(Placename) the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba. Pop: 80 790 (2004)


or A•ka•ba

(ˈɑ kə bə, ˈæk ə-)

1. a seaport in SW Jordan at the N end of the Gulf of Aqaba. 10,000.
2. Gulf of, an arm of the Red Sea between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. 100 mi. (160 km) long.
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Noun1.Aqaba - Jordan's portAqaba - Jordan's port; located in southwestern Jordan on the Gulf of Aqaba
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan - an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
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It said that Demolition of structures and issuance of demolition orders by the Israeli authorities in Area C of the West Bank have continued; five structures, including a residence, two sections of roads (2.5 meters long) and two animal shelters, were demolished in Al 'Aqaba, a village in Tubas governorate, due to lack of Israeli-issued building permits.