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Encyclopedia > Gulf of Aqaba
 Sinai Peninsula, with the Gulf of Aqaba (east) and the Gulf of Suez (west), as viewed from the Space Shuttle STS-40.
Sinai Peninsula, with the Gulf of Aqaba (east) and the Gulf of Suez (west), as viewed from the Space Shuttle STS-40.

The Gulf of Aqaba, in Israel known as the Gulf of Eilat. (Arabic: خليج العقبة; transliterated: Khalyj al-'Aqabah), (Hebrew: מפרץ אילת, transliterated: Mifratz Eilat) is a large gulf of the Red Sea. It is located to the east of the Sinai peninsula and west of the Arabian mainland. Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia all have coastlines on the Gulf of Aqaba. In this panorama view of the southeastern Mediterranean (28. ... In this panorama view of the southeastern Mediterranean (28. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 For other uses of the word Sinai, please see: Sinai (disambiguation). ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez(west), Gulf of Aqaba(east) from Space Shuttle STS-40. ... NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... // (total flights to date in parentheses) Bryan D. OConnor (2), Commander Sidney M. Gutierrez (1), Pilot James P. Bagian (2), Mission Specialist 1 Tamara E. Jernigan (1), Mission Specialist 2 M. Rhea Seddon (2), Mission Specialist 3 F. Drew Gaffney (1), Payload Specialist 1 Millie Hughes-Fulford (1), Payload... Arabic ( or just ), is the largest member of the family of Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew, Amharic, and Aramaic. ... Due to the fact that the Arabic language has a number of phonemes that have no equivalent in English or other European languages, a number of different transliteration methods have been invented to represent certain Arabic characters, due to various conflicting goals: A desire to stay consistent with traditional usage... Hebrew redirects here. ... There are a number of ways of transliterating Hebrew. ... The bay at San Sebastián, Spain A headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. ... Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 For other uses of the word Sinai, please see: Sinai (disambiguation). ...


The Gulf of Aqaba is one of two gulfs created by the Sinai Peninsula's bifurcation of the northern Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez lying to the west of the Sinai Peninsula and the Gulf of Aqaba lying to its east. The Gulf of Aqaba measures 24 km at its widest point and stretches some 160 km north from the Straits of Tiran to a point where the border of Israel meets the borders of Egypt and Jordan. At this northern end of the Gulf are three important cities: Taba in Egypt, Eilat in Israel, and Aqaba in Jordan. All three cities serve both as strategically important commercial ports and as popular resort destinations for tourists seeking to enjoy the warm climate of the region. Further south, Haql is the largest Saudi Arabian city on the gulf. On Sinai, Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab are the major centers. Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 For other uses of the word Sinai, please see: Sinai (disambiguation). ... Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez(west), Gulf of Aqaba(east) from Space Shuttle STS-40. ... The Straits of Tiran The Straits of Tiran are the narrow sea passages, about 3 miles wide, formed by the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas which separates the Gulf of Aqaba from the Red Sea. ... Taba (Arabic: طابا Hebrew: טאבה ) is a small Egyptian village near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. ... North Beach, Eilat, from southwest North Beach, Eilat, from east Eilat (Hebrew אֵילַת, Standard Hebrew Elat, Eylat), pop. ... Aqaba (Arabic: العقبة al-ʻAqabah) is a coastal town with a population of 101,290 (2000) and 2% of Jordans population in the far south of Jordan (). It is the capital of Aqaba Governorate. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... View of the Red Sea and Tiran Island from the Sheraton Sharm hotel. ... Sinai Peninsula and surrounding areas, showing location of Dahab Dahab Beach promenade windsurfing, lagoon Main bay Dahab (دهب) is a small town situated on the south-eastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. ...


The Gulf of Aqaba, like the coastal waters of the Red Sea, is one of the world's premier sites for snorkeling and scuba diving. The area is especially rich in coral and other marine biodiversity and contains a number of underwater wrecks, some accidental shipwrecks, others vessels deliberately sunk in an effort to provide a habitat for marine organisms and bolster the local dive tourism industry. Scuba divers exploring fish and coral. ...


Geologically, the Gulf of Aqaba is an integral part of the Great Rift Valley that runs from East Africa through the Red Sea and northwards towards the rift valley containing the Dead Sea. Northern section of the Great Rift Valley. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ... The Dead Sea (Hebrew: ); (Arabic: ‎) is both the second lowest point on the Earth at 418 metres (1,371 ft) below sea level and falling[2], and the deepest hypersaline lake in the world at 330 m (1,083 ft) deep. ...


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Coordinates: 28°41′10″N, 34°41′44″E Foreign Affair Ministers of Israel, 1948-present Moshe Sharett 1948-1956 Golda Meir 1956-1966 Abba Eban 1966-1974 Yigal Allon 1974-1977 Moshe Dayan 1977-1979 Menachem Begin 1979-1980 Yitzhak Shamir 1980-1986 Shimon Peres 1986-1988 Moshe Arens 1988-1990 David Levy 1990-1992 Shimon Peres 1992... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Gulf of Aqaba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (357 words)
Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia all have coastlines on the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Gulf of Aqaba is one of two gulfs created by the Sinai Peninsula's bifurcation of the northern Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez lying to the west of the Sinai Peninsula and the Gulf of Aqaba lying to its east.
The Gulf of Aqaba measures 24 km at its widest point and stretches some 160 km north from the Straits of Tiran to a point where the border of Israel meets the borders of Egypt and Jordan.
Encyclopedia: Gulf of Aqaba (913 words)
Aqaba (Arabic: العقبة al-ʻAqabah) is a coastal town with a population of 101,290 (2000) and 2% of Jordans population in the far south of Jordan (29.
The Gulf extends from the Israeli and Jordanian shores in the north, to the shallow, 270 meter-deep sills of the Strait of Tiran in the south.
The average depth of the Gulf of Aqaba is 800 meters, descending to 1,800 meters in its deepest regions (5).
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