The etymology behind the Gulf of Aden spans back to the early Greek era.

The Gulf of Aden is a shallow body of water spread over a large region.

The Gulf of Aden lies within the territories of 3 different nations.

The Gulf of Aden is considered to be an extension of the Red Sea.

The Gulf was and continues to be a major global trade route till date.

There are several major ports along the Gulf that result in large trade volumes.

The average salinity in the Gulf is much less than the neighbouring Red Sea.

Unfortunately, the Gulf of Aden is a hotbed for piracy and related incidents.

Owing to piracy, the Gulf has struggled to overtake the Cape of Good Hope in terms of cargo.

33 countries coordinate the efforts against piracy in this region.

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