9 important information about the Strait of Hormuz, which Iran threatened to close it[/size]
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is located in the south of the Gulf and separates it from the waters of the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.
- It is bordered to the north by Iran and from the south by the Sultanate of Oman.
- The Strait holds the name of the island of Hormuz, which is located at the entrance and was in the sixteenth century Kingdom under the rule of an Arab family of Oman, and succeeded the Portuguese occupation in 1515, and in 1632 was able to British and Persian forces expelled the Portuguese from this island at the entrance to the Gulf, that time.
- There are also several other islands at the entrance of the strait: the Iranian islands of Qeshm, Larak, the Lesser Tunb, Greater Tunb and Abu Musa, which are disputed by Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
- About 40 percent of world oil production passes through the Strait of Hormuz.
- The width of the strait is 50 kilometers and the depth of the water is 60 meters.
- The entry and exit corridors are 10.5 kilometers long and accommodate 20 to 30 tankers per day.
- Saudi Arabia exports 88 percent of its oil production across the strait, Iraq 98 percent, the United Arab Emirates 99 percent, and all Iran, Kuwait and Qatar.
- Japan is the largest oil importer across the Strait of Hormuz.