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Aqaba

[ah-kuh-buh, ak-uh-] /ˈɑ kə bə, ˈæk ə-/
noun
1.
a seaport in SW Jordan, at the N end of the Gulf of Aqaba.
2.
Gulf of, an arm of the Red Sea, between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. 100 miles (160 km) long.
Also, Akaba.
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Aqaba

/ˈækəbə/
noun
1.
the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba. Pop: 80 790 (2004)
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Akaba

port town, extreme southwestern Jordan. It lies on the Gulf of Aqaba, an inlet of the Red Sea, just east of the Jordan-Israel frontier on the gulf. It is Jordan's only seaport. Because of freshwater springs in the vicinity, it has been settled for millennia; King Solomon's port and foundry of Ezion-geber lay nearby.

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