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Persian Gulfalso Arabian Gulf
An arm of the Arabian Sea between the Arabian Peninsula and southwest Iran. It has been an important trade route since ancient times and gained added strategic significance after the discovery of oil in the Gulf States in the 1930s.
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(Placename) a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between SW Iran and Arabia: linked with the Arabian Sea by the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman; important for the oilfields on its shores. Area: 233 000 sq km (90 000 sq miles)
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an arm of the Arabian Sea, between SW Iran and Arabia. 600 mi. (965 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Persian Gulf - a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula; the Persian Gulf oil fields are among the most productive in the world|
Arabian Sea - a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia
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