Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Ormuz, a small town on an island at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, near which stood in the Middle Ages an important trading city. It was captured by Albuquerque in 1507, and remained in Portuguese hands till 1622, when it was taken by an English fleet and given back to Persia. The town is now in ruins, but the fort remains.