Arabian Sea

The Arabian Sea is a part of the Indian Ocean which is surrounded by India on the east, by Pakistan and Iran on the north, by the Arabian Peninsula on the west, approximately by a line between Cape Guardafui and the western coast of Sri Lanka on the south.




The Arabian Sea's covers the surface area of about 3,862,000 km2 (1,491,130 sq mi). The greatest width of the Arabian Sea is roughly 2,400 km (1,490 mi), and its greatest depth is about 4,652 metres (15,262 ft). The Indus River or Sindhu river (the largest river in Pakistan) is the largest river that drains into the sea; the Netravathi, Sharavathi, Narmada, Tapti, Mahi, and the many rivers of Kerala in India are the others rivers flowing into the sea. The Arabian Sea shore of central India is called as the Konkan Coast, and it is called as the Malabar Coast in southern India.

The Sea has two main branches: The Gulf of Aden that is located in the southwest, connecting with the Red Sea via the strait of Bab-el-Mandeb; and the Gulf of Oman which lies to the northwest, connecting with the Persian Gulf. India, Yemen, Oman, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Somalia are the countries with coast on the Arabian Sea.

List of Seas in Indian Ocean

Andaman Sea
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
Mozambique Channel
Persian Gulf
Red Sea
Timor Sea