Gulf of Aqaba

The Gulf of Aqaba (Arabic: خَلِيجُ ٱلْعَقَبَةِ, romanized: Khalīj al-ʿAqabah) or Gulf of Eilat (Hebrew: מפרץ אילת, romanized: Mifrátz Eilát) is a large gulf at the northern tip of the Red Sea, east of the Sinai Peninsula and west of the Arabian Peninsula. Its coastline is divided among four countries: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

Gulf of Aqaba
Gulf of Eilat
The Sinai Peninsula with the Gulf of Aqaba to the east and the Gulf of Suez to the west
Gulf of Aqaba
LocationSouthwest Asia
Coordinates28°45′N 34°45′E
TypeGulf
Native nameخَلِيجُ ٱلْعَقَبَةِ  (Arabic)
מפרץ אילת  (Hebrew)
Primary inflowsRed Sea
Basin countriesEgypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia
Max. length160 km (99 mi)
Max. width24 km (15 mi)
Surface area239 km2 (92 sq mi)
Max. depth1,850 m (6,070 ft)
SettlementsAqaba, Eilat, Taba, Haql, Sharm El Sheikh

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