Place in news: Strait of Hormuz
Part of: GS Prelims – Geography – Map based
- It is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
- It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world’s most strategically important choke points.
- On the north coast lies Iran, and on the south coast the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman.
Link: Strait of Hormuz