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 (hôr-mo͞oz′, hôr′mŭz′), Strait of also Strait of Or·muz (ôr-mo͞oz′, ôr′mŭz′)
A strategic waterway linking the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman. The narrow strait controls oceangoing traffic to and from the oil-rich Gulf States.


(hɔːˈmuːz; ˈhɔːmʌz) or


(Placename) an island off the SE coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz: ruins of the ancient city of Hormuz, a major trading centre in the Middle Ages. Area: about 41 sq km (16 sq miles)


(hɔrˈmuz, ˈhɔr mʌz)

also Ormuz

Strait of, a strait between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
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Hormoz Qalavand, the director for exploration affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), told the media that the value of the contract was about $6 million.
Lukoil started looking for oil and gas reserves in Dasht-e Abadan and the northern parts of the Persian Gulf, said Hormoz Qalavand, the director for exploration affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) at the time.
The National Iranian Petrochemical Company has cancelled a deal with Oman Oil Company to build the Hormoz urea and ammonia production unit, said a report.
TEHRAN -- New deposits of crude oil and natural gas have been explored in central parts of Iran, Hormoz Qalavand, an official at the National Iranian Oil Company said.
TAHRAN (CyHAN)- By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran has discovered 178 oil fields and 70 gas fields in its sedimentary basins across the country, the Shana News agency quoted National Iranian Oil Company's director for exploration, Hormoz Qalavand, as saying.
Once operational, the project will offer recreational services to tourists visiting the Iranian islands of Hormoz and Qeshm in the Persian Gulf, Sadr stated.
On this basis, although Hormoz Island has saline lands as salt dome, ups and downs and highlands with rifts each marked with a color are found.
Since the talks of embargo on Iran's oil first surfaced, Iran has, on several occasions, threatened to close the strait of Hormoz in the Persian Gulf.
The 2-day land-based war games were preceded by sea maneuvers in the strait of Hormoz to show Iran's determination to close the strait in the event of outside aggression the general concluded.
Iran has warned it could close the strategic Strait of Hormoz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.
Added ABB network management marketing director Hormoz Kazemzadeh, "ABB is committed to developing a modern smart grid and AMI plays an important role.