Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is located in the between Iran and the . It is an extension of the Indian Ocean. The narrows at its mouth is the Straits of Hormuz, a strategically important area in various conflicts.
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Persian Gulf

Latitude of center
26° or 26° north
Longitude of center
52° or 52° east

Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Abagu Afarsi
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Перс Псыдахь
  • Afrikaans: Persiese Golf
  • Albanian: Gjiri Persik
  • Albanian: Gjirin Persik
  • Amharic: የፋርስ ባህረስላጤ
  • Arabic: Gulfo han Persia
  • Arabic: الخليج العربي
  • Arabic: الخليج الفارسي
  • Arabic: بحر العجم
  • Arabic: بحر فارس
  • Arabic: خليج البصرة
  • Arabic: خليج القطيف
  • Arabic: خليج فارس
  • Aramaic: ܒܪܩܩܐ ܕܐܝܪܐܢ
  • Aramaic: ܒܪܩܩܐ ܕܦܪܣ
  • Aramaic: ܒܪܩܩܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ
  • Aramaic: ܒܪܩܩܐ ܦܪܣܝܐ
  • Armenian: Պարսից Ծոց
  • Armenian: Պարսից ծոց
  • Asturian; Bable: Golfu Pérsicu
  • Azerbaijani: Fars körfəzi
  • Azerbaijani: Neft körfəzi
  • Azerbaijani: İran körfəzi
  • Azerbaijani: Ərəb körfəzi
  • Bashkir: Фарсы ҡултығы
  • Basque: Golko pertsikoa
  • Basque: Persiako golko
  • Basque: Persiako golkoa
  • Basque: Persiar golkoa
  • Basque: Pertsiar Golko
  • Basque: Pertsiar golkoa
  • Belarusian: Персідскі заліў
  • Belarusian: Пэрсыдзкая затока
  • Belarusian: Пэрсыдзкі заліў
  • Bengali: পারস্য উপসাগর
  • Bhojpuri: फारस के खाड़ी
  • Bihari : फारस के खाड़ी
  • Bosnian: Arapski zaliv
  • Bosnian: Persijski zaliv
  • Bosnian: Perzijski zaliv
  • Bosnian: Perzijski zaljev
  • Bosnian: Perzijsko more
  • Breton: Pleg-mor Pers
  • Breton: Pleg-mor Persia
  • Breton: Pleg-mor arab-ha-pers
  • Breton: Pleg-mor pers hag arab
  • Bulgarian: Арабски залив
  • Bulgarian: Персийски залив
  • Bulgarian: Персийския залив
  • Catalan: Bahr Faris
  • Catalan: Golf Pèrsic
  • Catalan: golf Pèrsic
  • Central Bicolano: Golpo Persiko
  • Central Kurdish: کەنداوی عەرەبی
  • Central Kurdish: کەنداوی فارس
  • Chechen: ГӀажарийн айма
  • Chinese: Pho-su-oan
  • Chinese: 波斯湾
  • Chinese: 波斯灣
  • Chinese: 海湾地区
  • Chinese: 阿拉伯湾
  • Chuvash: Перс кӳлмекĕ
  • Croatian: Arapski zaljev
  • Croatian: Perzijski zaljev
  • Czech: Perský záliv
  • Danish: Arabiske Bugt
  • Danish: Den Persiske Bugt
  • Danish: Den Persiske Golf
  • Danish: Den persiske gulf
  • Danish: Den persiske havbugt
  • Danish: Persiske Bugt
  • Danish: Persiske golf
  • Danish: Persiske gulf
  • Dimli: Xelicê Farsi
  • Dutch: Arabische Golf
  • Dutch: Persische Golf
  • Dutch: Perzische Golf
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: الخليج العربى
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: الخليج العربي
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: الخليج الفارسى
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: الخليج الفارسي
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: الخلیج الفارسی
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: خليج البصرة
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: خليج البصره
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Persisc Sǣ
  • English: Arabian Gulf
  • English: Gulf of Iran
  • English: The Gulf
  • Erzya: Персиянь ведьуло
  • Esperanto: Araba-persa golfo
  • Esperanto: Araba Golfo
  • Esperanto: Persa Golfo
  • Estonian: Pärsia laht
  • Finnish: Arabianlahti
  • Finnish: Persialahti
  • Finnish: Persianlahti
  • French: Golfe Persique
  • French: Golfe de l'Iran
  • French: Golfe de l’Iran
  • French: golfe Persique
  • Frisian: Perzyske Golf
  • Gallegan: Golfo Pérsico
  • Gallegan: Pérsico
  • Gallegan: خلیج فارس
  • Georgian: სპარსეთის ყურე
  • German: Arabisch-Persischer Golf
  • German: Golfregion
  • German: Golf von Iran
  • German: Persischer Golf
  • Gilaki: خلیج فارس
  • Greek: Αραβικός Κόλπος
  • Greek: Περσικός Κόλπος
  • Guarani: Parapyte Péysia pegua
  • Hakka Chinese: Pô-sṳ̂-vân
  • Hausa: Pô-sṳ̂-vân
  • Hebrew: המפרץ הערבי
  • Hebrew: המפרץ הפרסי
  • Hindi: फ़ारस की खाड़ी
  • Hindi: फारस की खाड़ी
  • Hungarian: Arab-öböl
  • Hungarian: Perzsa-öböl
  • Icelandic: Persaflói
  • Ido: Persiana gulfo
  • Iloko: Golpo Arabiano
  • Iloko: Golpo Persiano
  • Iloko: Golpo ti Iran
  • Inari Sami: Persialuohtâ
  • Indonesian: Teluk Persia
  • Irish: Murascaill na Peirse
  • Italian: Golfo Persico
  • Italian: Golfo arabico
  • Japanese: ペルシア湾
  • Japanese: ペルシャ湾
  • Javanese: Lempongan Pèrsi
  • Javanese: Teluk Persia
  • Kabyle: Abagu Afarsi
  • Kazakh: Парсы шығанағы
  • Kirghiz: Перс булуңу
  • Korean: 걸프만
  • Korean: 걸프 만
  • Korean: 아라비아 만
  • Korean: 페르샤 만
  • Korean: 페르샤만
  • Korean: 페르시아만
  • Kurdish: Kendava Basra
  • Kurdish: Kendava Basrayê
  • Kurdish: Kendava Farisî
  • Kurdish: Kendava Farsê
  • Kurdish: Kendava Pers
  • Kurdish: Kendava fars
  • Kurdish: Kendawa fars
  • Lao: Golpo Persiano
  • Latin: Sinus Persicus
  • Latvian: Arābu līcis
  • Latvian: Persijas jūras līcis
  • Latvian: Persijas līcis
  • Letzeburgesch: Persesche Golf
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Perzische Golf
  • Lithuanian: Arabijos įlanka
  • Lithuanian: Persijos įlanka
  • Lithuanian: Persų įlanka
  • Macedonian: Персиски Залив
  • Malagasy: Helodrano Persika
  • Malagasy: Helodrano persika
  • Malay (generic): Teluk Parsi
  • Malayalam: Persian Gulf
  • Malayalam: ഗൾഫ്
  • Malayalam: പേർഷ്യൻ കടലിടുക്ക്
  • Malayalam: പേർഷ്യൻ ഗൾഫ്
  • Marathi: अरबी आखात
  • Marathi: इराणचा अखात
  • Marathi: इराणचा आखात
  • Marathi: इराणचे आखात
  • Marathi: इराणाचे आखात
  • Marathi: पर्शियन अखात
  • Marathi: पर्शियन आखात
  • Mazanderani: خليج فارس
  • Mazanderani: خلیج فارس
  • Mazanderani: فارس خليج
  • Mazanderani: فارس دریامونا
  • Min Nan Chinese: Persia-oan
  • Min Nan Chinese: Pho-su-oan
  • Min Nan Chinese: Pho-su Oan
  • Minangkabau: Taluak Persia
  • Mingrelian: სპარსეთიშ ჸუჯი
  • Mongolian: Арабын булан
  • Mongolian: Персийн булан
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: لخليج
  • Nepali: पर्सियन खाडी
  • Nepali: फारसको खाडी
  • Northern Frisian: Golf faan Persien
  • Northern Sami: Persialuokta
  • Norwegian: Persiabukten
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den arabiske golf
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den arabiske gulf
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den persiske bukt
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den persiske golf
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den persiske gulf
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den persiske gulfen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Persiabukta
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Persiabukten
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Persiagolfen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Persiagulfen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Persiske bukt
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Persiske golf
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Persiske gulf
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Persiske gulfen
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Den persiske bukta
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Persiabukta
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Persiagolfen
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Golf Persic
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Персайнаг бакæлæн
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Персы бакæлæн
  • Panjabi: ਫ਼ਾਰਸ ਦੀ ਖਾੜੀ
  • Panjabi: ਫ਼ਾਰਸੀ ਖਾੜੀ
  • Persian: بحر عجم
  • Persian: بحر فارس
  • Persian: خلیج فارس
  • Persian: خلیج فارسی
  • Persian: خلیج پارس
  • Persian: خلیج‌فارس
  • Persian: دریای فارس
  • Persian: دریای پارس
  • Persian: شاخاب پارس
  • Persian: کنداب پارس
  • Polish: Al-Chalidż al-Arabi
  • Polish: Zatoka Arabska
  • Polish: Zatoka Perska
  • Portuguese: Golfo Arábico
  • Portuguese: Golfo Pérsico
  • Portuguese: Golfo do Irã
  • Pushto: د فارس خليج
  • Pushto: د فارس خلیج
  • Pushto: فارس خلیج
  • Romanian: Golful Persic
  • Romanian: Golfului Persic
  • Russian: Арабский залив
  • Russian: Аравийский залив
  • Russian: Персидский залив
  • Rusyn: Персийскый залив
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Persischer Golf
  • Scots: Arab Gulf
  • Scots: Persie Gulf
  • Serbian: Персијски залив
  • Serbo-Croatian: Persijski zaliv
  • Serbo-Croatian: Perzijski zaliv
  • Serbo-Croatian: Perzijski zaljev
  • Sicilian: Golfu Persicu
  • Sicilian: Golfu Pèrsicu
  • Sicilian: Golfu di Persia
  • Sicilian: Gulfu Persicu
  • Sicilian: Gulfu Pèrsicu
  • Sicilian: Gulfu di Persia
  • Slovak: Perzský záliv
  • Slovenian: Arabski zaliv
  • Slovenian: Perzijski zaliv
  • Slovenian: Perzijsko morje
  • Somali: Gacanka Faarsiga
  • Sorbian, Lower: Persiski golf
  • Sorbian, Lower: Persiski zalew
  • Sorbian, Upper: Persiski golf
  • Sorbian, Upper: Persiski zaliw
  • South Azerbaijani: بصره کؤزفزی
  • South Azerbaijani: عرب کؤرفزی
  • South Azerbaijani: فارس کؤرفزی
  • Spanish: Golfo Persico
  • Spanish: Golfo Pérsico
  • Spanish: Golfo de Iran
  • Spanish: Golfo de Irán
  • Spanish: Isla Yas
  • Spanish: golfo Pérsico
  • Spanish: pars
  • Sundanese: Persian Gulf
  • Sundanese: Teluk Persia
  • Sundanese: Teluk Pérsia
  • Swahili (generic): Ghuba la Uajemi
  • Swahili (generic): Ghuba ya Persia
  • Swahili (generic): Ghuba ya Uajemi
  • Swedish: Arabiska viken
  • Swedish: Iranska viken
  • Swedish: Persiska Golfen
  • Swedish: Persiska gulfen
  • Swedish: Persiska viken
  • Tagalog: Golpong Persiko
  • Tagalog: Gulpong Persiano
  • Tajik: Халиҷи Форс
  • Tamil: அராபியக் குடா
  • Tamil: அரேபிய வளைகுடா
  • Tamil: பாரசிக வளைகுடா
  • Tamil: பாரசீகக் குடா
  • Tamil: பாரசீக வளைகுடா
  • Tatar: Фарсы култыгы
  • Thai: Persian Gulf
  • Thai: อ่าวเปอร์เซีย
  • Tosk Albanian: Persischer Golf
  • Turkish: Arabistan Körfezi
  • Turkish: Arap Körfezi
  • Turkish: Basra Korfezi
  • Turkish: Basra Körfezi
  • Turkish: Fars Körfezi
  • Turkish: Pers Körfezi
  • Turkish: Persian Gulf
  • Turkish: Suudi Arabistan Körfezi
  • Turkish: İran Körfezi
  • Turkmen: Pars aýlagy
  • Ukrainian: Персидська затока
  • Ukrainian: Перська затока
  • Urdu: خلیج فارس
  • Uzbek: Fors koʻrfazi
  • Vietnamese: vịnh Ba Tư
  • Vietnamese: vịnh Péc-xích
  • Vietnamese: vịnh Péc xích
  • Vietnamese: vịnh Ả Rập
  • Vlaams: Perzische Golf
  • Waray (Philippines): Golfo Persyahanon
  • Waray (Philippines): Golpo Persia
  • Waray (Philippines): Golpo Persyano
  • Waray (Philippines): Persian Gulf
  • Welsh: Gwlff Arabia
  • Welsh: Gwlff Persia
  • Welsh: Y Gwlff
  • Western Panjabi: خلیج فارس
  • Wu Chinese: 波斯灣
  • Yiddish: פערסישע גאלף
  • Yiddish: פערסישער איינגאס
  • Yoruba: Gulf Pẹ́rsíà
  • Yoruba: Persian Gulf
  • Yue Chinese: 波斯灣
  • Golfo Persian
  • Kendava Besreyê
  • Korfezê Farsi
  • Vịnh Ba Tư
  • Парс булуңу

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