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a seaport in SW Jordan, at the N end of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Gulf of, an arm of the Red Sea, between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. 100 miles (160 km) long.
Historical Examples

Before this force could reach Taba that place had been seized by the Turkish commandant at Akaba.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1 Various

They sailed on July 6th, and were five days in reaching the mouth of the Gulf of Akaba.
Travels in Arabia Bayard Taylor

A small Egyptian force was then directed to occupy Taba, a port near Akaba but on the western side of the gulf.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1 Various

Ezion-geber, at the head of the Gulf of Akaba, was its seaport.
The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut

On the south its border was the country of the Midianites, and the head of the Gulf of Akaba.
The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut

Words cannot express the desolate aspect of this vast table-land, Akaba or the ‘going-up,’ as the Arabs call it.
Southern Arabia Theodore Bent

He is supposed to have been poisoned at Akaba, where he died.
Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II) Charles Bucke

We ascended 650 feet—very difficult indeed, travelling about seven miles in four hours; the steepest part is called Akaba Sauda.
Southern Arabia Theodore Bent

We joined the camels on the way, and after two hours of stones ascended the very steep Akaba Beva.
Southern Arabia Theodore Bent

We were off Akaba at peep of day, and two armed cutters raced each other to the beach.
Pan-Islam George Wyman Bury

the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba. Pop: 80 790 (2004)


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