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Coordinates: 29°32′36.55″N 34°57′17.57″E / 29.5434861°N 34.9548806°E / 29.5434861; 34.9548806

the Gulf of Eilat with the Red Sea from a satellite

The Gulf of Eilat also called: Gulf of Aqaba (Arabic: خليج العقبة, transliterated: Khalyj al-'Aqabah; Hebrew: מפרץ אילת, transliterated: Mifratz Eilat; Yiddish: אילת איינגאס) is a wide gulf between the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and west of the Arabian Peninsula in Saudi Arabia. The gulf is an extension of the Red Sea. It is 170 kilometres (110 mi) long and 26 km (16 mi) wide. At this northern end of the Gulf are three cities: Taba in Egypt, Eilat in Israel, and Aqaba in Jordan.

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