Where is Persian Gulf?
The Persian Gulf (including Arabian Gulf) is about 1,000 km long and 200 to 300 km wide inland sea between the Iranian Plateau and the Arabian Peninsula with an area of about 235.000 km2.
The coastal region of the Persian Gulf is considered as a cradle of civilization. Here arose the great civilizations of Sumer, Elam, Akkad and Babylon, as well as the world empires of the Persians.
For the Persian Gulf, various designations are internationally in use, the name “Persian Gulf” (Persian: خليج فارس chalidsch-e fārs) but it is used most of the time. This is since pre-Christian times, in various Persian and Greek sources, since the Islamic Era in the Arab (Arabic: الخليج الفارسى al-chalidsch al-Farsi) and European sources to prove.
In the Arab (neighbouring)countries has, however, since the middle of the 20th century. Century, the neologism “Arabian Gulf” (Arabic: الخليج العربي al-chalīdsch al-ʿarabī) set by;
The question of designation is politically conducted in some states and has repeatedly caused diplomatic disputes, especially between Iran and the Arab states.
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