Guardafui Channel

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The Guardafui Channel is an oceanic strait off the tip of the Horn of Africa that lies between the Puntland region of Somalia and Socotra to the west of the Arabian Sea.wikipedia
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Puntland

Puntland State of SomaliaGeography of PuntlandClimate of Puntland
The Guardafui Channel is an oceanic strait off the tip of the Horn of Africa that lies between the Puntland region of Somalia and Socotra to the west of the Arabian Sea.
Puntland is bordered by Somaliland to its west, the Gulf of Aden in the north, the Guardafui Channel in the northeast, the Somali Sea in the southeast, the central Galmudug region in the south, and Ethiopia in the southwest.

Socotra

Socotra IslandSoqotraSocotra Archipelago
The Guardafui Channel is an oceanic strait off the tip of the Horn of Africa that lies between the Puntland region of Somalia and Socotra to the west of the Arabian Sea.
Socotra, also called Soqotra, located between the Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Sea, is the largest of four islands in the Socotra archipelago.

Arabian Sea

North Arabian SeaIndia's west coastNorthern Arabian Sea
The Guardafui Channel is an oceanic strait off the tip of the Horn of Africa that lies between the Puntland region of Somalia and Socotra to the west of the Arabian Sea.
The Arabian Sea is a region of the northern Indian Ocean bounded on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the west by the Gulf of Aden, Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Peninsula, on the southeast by the Laccadive Sea, on the southwest by the Somali Sea, and on the east by India.

Gulf of Aden

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It connects the Gulf of Aden to the north with the Somali sea to the south.
The Gulf of Aden, formerly known as the Gulf of Berbera, is a deepwater gulf amidst Yemen to the north, the Arabian Sea to the east, Djibouti to the west, and Guardafui Channel, Socotra and Somaliland to the south.

Somali Sea

It connects the Gulf of Aden to the north with the Somali sea to the south.
The Somali Sea is bordered on the west by Somalia's eastern coastline, to the north by the Guardafui Channel which begins along the projection of Ras Hafun and its parallel of latitude, to the east by the eastern border of the tectonic Somali Plate or along 55th 28′E meridian east along Seychelles' Mahe island, and bordered to the south by Somalia's equidistant line maritime border.

Cape Guardafui

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Its namesake is Cape Guardafui, the very tip of the Horn of Africa. On the western mainland on the Horn African coast, lie the Puntite localities of Aluula, Ras Filuk, Cape Guardafui, Bereeda, Tohen and Bargal.
Its shore at 51°27'52"E is the second easternmost point on mainland Africa after Ras Hafun. Its adjacent locality is called Ras Asir. The offshore oceanic strait Guardafui Channel (or Marinka Gardafuul) is named after it.

Somalia

SomaliFederal Republic of SomaliaSOM
The Guardafui Channel is an oceanic strait off the tip of the Horn of Africa that lies between the Puntland region of Somalia and Socotra to the west of the Arabian Sea.
Somalia is bordered Kenya to the southwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Indian Ocean to the east, and Ethiopia to the west.

Ras Hafun

Hafun peninsulaPeninsula of HafunRàs Hafun
The oceanic strait goes by many names, including the Ras Hafun Strait, named after the headland of Ras Hafun, near the town of Foar, the Ras Asir-Socotra Strait, the Cape Guardafui Strait, the Guardafui-Socotra Channel Guardafui Channel Cape Guardafui Channel, Socotra Strait, and Socotra Passage.
Jutting out into the Guardafui Channel, it constitutes the easternmost point in Africa.

Abd al Kuri

Abd al-KuriJasiirada KhuuriAbdel Kuri
In its narrower sense, Marinka Gardafuul, in English called the Guardafui Channel, refers to the strait between Puntland and Abd al Kuri. The passage contains the islands of Abd al Kuri, Darsah and Samhah.
Abd al Kuri is a rocky island in the Guardafui Channel.

Samhah

Jazirat SamhahSemha
The passage contains the islands of Abd al Kuri, Darsah and Samhah.
Samhah or Samha is an inhabited island in the Guardafui Channel.

Darsah

Darsa
The passage contains the islands of Abd al Kuri, Darsah and Samhah.
Darsah is an uninhabited island in the Guardafui Channel.

Alula, Somalia

AlulaAluulaBandar Alula
On the western mainland on the Horn African coast, lie the Puntite localities of Aluula, Ras Filuk, Cape Guardafui, Bereeda, Tohen and Bargal.
Alula (Caluula, علولة), also spelled Aluula, is a coastal town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia, on the coast of the Guardafui Channel.

Foar

The oceanic strait goes by many names, including the Ras Hafun Strait, named after the headland of Ras Hafun, near the town of Foar, the Ras Asir-Socotra Strait, the Cape Guardafui Strait, the Guardafui-Socotra Channel Guardafui Channel Cape Guardafui Channel, Socotra Strait, and Socotra Passage.
Foar is a town in the northeastern Bari region of Somalia, on the coast of the Guardafui Channel.

Gardafuul

Its width is roughy 100 km between Ras Asir (Gardafuul) and Abd al Kari, and roughly 240 km between Ras Asir and Socotra.
It is named after Marinka Gardafuul (Guardafui Channel).

Ras Filuk

On the western mainland on the Horn African coast, lie the Puntite localities of Aluula, Ras Filuk, Cape Guardafui, Bereeda, Tohen and Bargal.
Ras Filuk is located at 11.94089°N, 50.63127°W, next to the Guardafui Channel.

Tohen

On the western mainland on the Horn African coast, lie the Puntite localities of Aluula, Ras Filuk, Cape Guardafui, Bereeda, Tohen and Bargal.
It faces the Guardafui Channel, and lies 5 nautical miles (6 miles) south of Cape Guardafui and the Gulf of Aden.

Bargal

BaargaalBargaal
On the western mainland on the Horn African coast, lie the Puntite localities of Aluula, Ras Filuk, Cape Guardafui, Bereeda, Tohen and Bargal.
A coastal town, Bargal faces the Guardafui Channel in the Indian Ocean.

Yemen

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It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Guardafui Channel to the south, and the Arabian Sea and Oman to the east.

Bereeda

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On the western mainland on the Horn African coast, lie the Puntite localities of Aluula, Ras Filuk, Cape Guardafui, Bereeda, Tohen and Bargal.
Bereeda is located at 11.8707°N, 51.0581°W, facing the Gulf of Aden and Guardafui Channel.

Strait

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The Guardafui Channel is an oceanic strait off the tip of the Horn of Africa that lies between the Puntland region of Somalia and Socotra to the west of the Arabian Sea.

Horn of Africa

HornSomali peninsulanortheastern Africa
The Guardafui Channel is an oceanic strait off the tip of the Horn of Africa that lies between the Puntland region of Somalia and Socotra to the west of the Arabian Sea.

Alula Lagoon

shallow lagoon
Notable places of interest include the Alula Lagoon.

Land of Punt

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On the western mainland on the Horn African coast, lie the Puntite localities of Aluula, Ras Filuk, Cape Guardafui, Bereeda, Tohen and Bargal.

Oligocene

Late OligoceneOligocene epochEarly Oligocene
The northern reaches of the Guardafui Channel lies at the Gulf of Aden Oligocene - Miocene oceanic floor; here water depths reach in excess of 2500 m. The Guardafui Channel, as well as the island chain of the Socotra archipelago are located in the Somali Plate.

Miocene

Late MioceneEarly MioceneMiddle Miocene
The northern reaches of the Guardafui Channel lies at the Gulf of Aden Oligocene - Miocene oceanic floor; here water depths reach in excess of 2500 m. The Guardafui Channel, as well as the island chain of the Socotra archipelago are located in the Somali Plate.