Hormuz Island, also spelled Hormoz, is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf. Located in the Strait of Hormuz, 8 kilometres (5 mi) off the Iranian coast, the island is part of Hormozgan Province.
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The Iranian president says Iran is building a major pipeline to transferring oil from west of the Persian Gulf to its east, cutting dependence on Hormuz Strait for oil exports.
The Hormuz Island in southern Iran is widely known for its red and edible soil but in addition to the dominant red colour of the island, a splendid white colour catches the eyes of every visitor: The whiteness of the Goddess of Salt.
Efforts are underway to preserve the traditional structure of Hormuz, an island in the south of Iran with edible and colourful soil.
An Iranian MP has warned that Iran’s soil is being increasingly smuggled to other countries, expressing dissatisfaction with the failure of related bodies to identify and arrest the smugglers.
Head of Iran’s Department of Environment has confirmed the allegations about the illegal export of soil from Hormuz Island, southern Iran.