persian languages online lessons 968d1c0c

Project 6060 – Lesson 43

EN flag
The Persian Gulf
FR flag
Le golfe Persique
ES flag
El golfo persa
FA flag
خلیج فارس
  • EN
    EN flag

    Lesson 43

    The Persian Gulf



    The Persian Gulf is situated to the south of Iran and, after the Gulf of Mexico and Hudson Bay, it is counted as the world’s third largest gulf. Historically, it has been known as the Persian Gulf or the Persian Sea and even in various other languages translations of these two phrases are used to name this Gulf. The official name of this gulf is also the ‘Persian Gulf’ in all international organisations.

    This Gulf links to open water by means of the Hormuz Strait and the Gulf of Oman. Amongst the Persian Gulf’s neighbouring countries, Iran shares the largest amount of aquatic border with the Persian Gulf.

    The Persian Gulf is about 805 kilometres in length, its widest section spans 290 kilometres, and it is between 10 and 93 metres in depth. The Persian Gulf has numerous islands and more than 30 of these islands belong to Iran. The most important of these are called: Qeshm, Kish, Kharg, Abu Musa, Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb, and Lavan Island.

    The weather in the Persian Gulf is dry and subtropical and in Summer, the air temperature reaches 50 degrees centigrade. The water in this gulf is very salty and one can swim with ease in its beaches.

    The Persian Gulf is the biggest and most important hub between the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia in the Middle East region and has, since long ago, had the attention of world powers and also businessmen and traders of the world. You might be surprised to know that from the 18th until the 19th century, they called some of its southern beaches pirate beaches because Pirates of the sea carried out their activities there.

    More of the Persian Gulf’s significance is due to the fact that its waters and beaches are replete with sources of oil and gas, such that this area has been named ‘the world’s oil reservoir’. This region contains more than half of the world’s oil reserves.

    The Persian Gulf is one of the largest habitats of sea creatures like different types of fish, dolphins, whales, sharks, oysters and shrimp and more than 150 different types of fish are found in this gulf. 5 varieties of the 7 varieties of turtles that exist in the world also live in the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

    One of the highlights of this Gulf is the mangrove forests, close to Qeshm Island. This is the only forest in salt water, which is underwater by night and brings its head out of water in the day, and comprises special types of trees, the roots of which turn salt water fresh and pass it to the tree.

    In order to recognise the spiritual and cultural legacy of the Persian Gulf, the Iranian government named the 10th of Ordibehesht (30th of April), which coincides with the expulsion of the Portuguese from the Hormuz Strait, as national Persian Gulf Day.

  • FR
    FR flag

    Leçon 43

    Le golfe Persique



    Coming soon

  • ES
    ES flag

    Lección 43

    El golfo persa



    Coming soon

  • EN
    EN flag

    Translation of Dialogue

    Maryam: Why is the Persian Gulf important?
    Bahman: ‘Cause it’s got huge sources of oil and gas.
    Maryam: What kind of fish are there near to Qeshm Island?
    Bahman: Varieties of fish, sharks, whales, dolphins. By the way, have you seen the mangrove forests?
    Maryam: Not yet. Can we go now and see?
    Bahman: No, because it’s night now and the trees are underwater. Tomorrow morning they’ll come out from underwater and we can see them.

  • FR
    FR flag

    Traduction de Dialogue

    Coming soon

  • ES
    ES flag

    Traducción de Diálogo

    Coming soon

واژِه نامه
Glossary Lesson 43

pronunciation lesson42 b3daddfb

Alphabet; Shapes & Sequences
Click on image to see all 32 letters and their order and different shapes in Persian alphabet
Alphabet; Formes et Séquences
Clique sur l’image pour voir les 32 lettres, leurs ordres et différentes formes en alphabet persan
Alfabeto; Formas y Secuencias
Haga clic en la imagen para ver todas las 32 letras y sus diferentes formas en el alfabeto persa
اَشکالِ ظاهری و ترتیب حُروفِ اَلِفبا
روی تصویر کلیک کنید تا سی و دو حرف الفبای فارسی و ترتیب و اَشکال مختلف ظاهری آنها را ببینید
alfabet farsi 94407a3e

Practice and Activity
Pratique et Activité
Práctica y Actividad
تَمرین وَ فَعّالیَت

Free registration to track progress
Inscription gratuite pour suivre les progrès
Registro gratuito para seguir el progreso
ثبت نام رایگان برای پیگیری پیشرفت
Register in Persian Language Foundation 7194872c

preschool Persian Language Foundation 686daa33
kitten App (Gorbeh)
Application de Chaton
Aplicación de Gatito
اَپِ بَچّه گُربه
KItty app Persian Language Foundation 81b8e5ff

app cat Google Play Apple Store c2ba0c11

© 2015- - All Rights Reserved
SEO & Web Design Ottawa by ProLoyalWeb