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Gulf geography

Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea, south-western Asia, between the Arabian Peninsula on the southwest and Iran on the northeast. The gulf extends northwest about 965 km from the Strait of Hormuz to the Shatt al Arab, a river formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The gulf is connected to the Arabian Sea by the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.

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GCC countries

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) is a regional organization including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, founded in May 25, 1981. Objectives include political coordination and harmonization of economic, financial, commercial, and customs policies; and establishment of a common external tariff. GCC headquarters are in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; its principal administrative organs are the Supreme Council, the Ministerial Council, and the Secretariat-General.

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Kuwait geography

Kuwait (officially State of Kuwait) Islamic constitutional monarchy in the Middle East, located at the northwestern tip of the Arabian Gulf. The country is bordered on the north and west by Iraq, on the south and west by Saudi Arabia, and on the east by the Gulf. The capital is Kuwait city. For many years Kuwait was a small emirate whose economy centered on sea trade and especially pearl exports. The discovery of oil in the 20th century transformed all aspects of Kuwaiti society, and today the country has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

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Failaka geography

Failaka (also Failakah, Faylakah, locally Feileche / Feiliche / Feliche), in antiquity known as Ikaros mentioned by Geographer Strabo in ca. 25 AD and later by Arrian, is situated at the entrance to Kuwait Bay ca. 16 17 km far from Ras Al-Ardh in Salmiya and ca. 12 km from Ras As-Sabbiya; and blocks access to the Bay opposite the mouths of the Tigris and Euphrates (Shatt Al-Arab).

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