Arabian Sea

Seas as we all know are large bodies of water, although,not as large as oceans. In the world we live in, we can always come across seas in almost every area. These seas most times do vary in size, depth, salinity, geology, ecology, as well as even age. Yes, age matters a lot when it comes to large bodies of water. Many of them must have been formed several millions of years ago, and others several thousands of years ago. But everyday, these seas get even larger and larger. Knowing a lot about seas can help you even in school projects.

Seas around the world all have differences. Some of which include the possession of islands, possession of certain animal species and also, climate or weather conditions. Some seas can be located in an area with harsh weather conditions, and sometimes can remain frozen all year round. One moderate an popular sea you should find out about is the Arabian sea.

The Gulf of Aden in the west, connects the Arabian Sea to the Red Sea through the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. The Arabian Sea has been crossed by important marine trade routes since the third or second millennium BCE. Major seaports include Kandla Port, Okha Port, Mumbai Port, Nhava Sheva Port (Navi Mumbai), Mormugão Port (Goa), New Mangalore Port and Kochi Port in India, the Port of Karachi and the Gwadar Port in Pakistan, Chabahar Port in Iran and the Port of Salalah in Oman.

There are several Islands and Coastlines on the Arabian Sea, some of the largest islands include Lakshadweep Islands in India, Socotra Island in Yamen, and, Astola Island in Pakistan. The Arabian Sea historically and geographically has an Alternate names, given by the Muslims, European Geographers and Travellers, which includes Indian Sea, Persian Sea, Sindhu Sagar, Arabbi Samudra, Erythraean Sea, Sindh Sea, and Akhzar Sea.

Arabian Sea Facts for Kids

  • The Arabian sea which can also be called Sea of omen, is one of the biggest and largest seas in the world. The Arabian Sea is located in the towards the northern part of the India ocean, bounded by Pakistan and Iran on the west by the Gulf of Aden, Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Peninsula on the east by India.
  • The Arabian Sea surface is about 3,862,000 km² (1,491,000 sq mi), and has a maximum width of 2,400 km (1,500mi) and maximum depth of 4,652 metres.
  • It has two important branches which is The Gulf of Eden connecting it to the Red Sea through the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb and the Gulf of Oman connecting it to the Persian Gulf in northwest.
  • The country with coastlines on the Arabian Sea include Somalia, Yamen, Oman, Pakistan, India and the Maldives.
  • The Arabian Sea historically and geographically has an Alternate names, given by the Muslims, European Geographers and Travellers, which includes Indian Sea, Persian Sea, Sindhu Sagar, Arabbi Samudra, Erythraean Sea, Sindh Sea, and Akhzar Sea.
  • Its coordinate are 14°N and 65°E.
  • Its dead zone is one of the world most dangerous and largest-known dead zone because it is completely depleted of what living things need the most, oxygen.
  • The Arabian sea is home to different types of basin countries which are, India, Iran, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, as well as Yamen.
  • Some of the largest islands in the Arabian sea include Lakshadweep Island(India) Socotra Island(Yamen), and Astola Island(Pakistan).
  • The Arabian Sea has some major sea ports which include the port of Karachi, which is one of Pakistan largest and business seaports. And some others ports like the Gwadar Port, and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai, India.

Question: Has The Volcano Of The Sea Ever Erupted?

Answer: Yes, it has, and is known to have erupted around 2,200 years ago.

Question: Does The Sea Have Islands?

Answer: Not yet. The sea does not have any major island.