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The Strait of Hormuz is the most important oil choke point in the world. Use our interactive map to explore it



Author: Wes Mountain

(MENAFN - The Conversation) After months of increasing tension between Iran and the US,on Tuesdaythe Morrison government committed a warship, surveillance aircraft and about 200 troops to a US-led convoy to protect ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

But why is this small passage – just 39km across at its narrowest point – so important to the international oil trade and why has it become the stage for the growing conflict between the two powers?

And, more to the point, where is it?

Click through our interactive below to get everything you need to know about the Strait and the events that led to Australia's involvement.



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    USA
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    Defence
    Iran
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    Scott Morrison
    Donald Trump
    US-Iran
    Strait of Hormuz


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The Strait of Hormuz is the most important oil choke point in the world. Use our interactive map to explore it

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