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Arabian Sea

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The Arabian Sea is the part of the Indian Ocean between the Arabian Peninsula and India. It was known as the Sindhu Sagar to Indians in the Vedic period of their history.

The maximum width of the Arabian Sea is approximately 2,400 km, and its maximum depth is 4,652 metres, in the Arabian Basin approximately at the same latitude as the southernmost tip of India. The Indus River, also known as the Sindhu river, is the only considerable river flowing directly into this sea.

In the northwest it narrows to form the Gulf of Oman which in turn connects to the Persian Gulf at the Strait of Hormuz.

The countries with coastlines on the Arabian Sea are India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Yemen, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Somalia and the Maldives.

Cities on the coast include Mumbai (Bombay), (India) and Karachi, (Pakistan).

Famous beaches on the coast include

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