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Strait of Hormuz, narrow passage, Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, Abbas

More than half of Iran's international border of 4,430 km (2,750 mi) is coastline, including 740 km (460 mi) along the Caspian Sea in the north and 1,700 km (1,100 mi) along the Persian Gulf and adjacent Gulf of Oman in the south. Both the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf have important ports and contain extensive underwater deposits of oil and natural gas. Iran's largest harbor, Bandar-e ‘Abbas, is located on the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow passage separating the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.



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Strait of Hormuz, narrow passage, Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, Abbas, coastline, natural gas, south

 
 

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