Arabian Plate

Arabian Plate
The Arabian Plate
Type Minor
Approximate area 5,000,000 km2 [1]
Movement1 north
Speed1 15–20 mm/year
Features Arabian Peninsula, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean
1Relative to the African Plate

The Arabian Plate is a tectonic plate in the northern and eastern hemispheres.

It is one of three continental plates (the African, Arabian, and Indian Plates) that have been moving northward in recent geological history and colliding with the Eurasian Plate. This is resulting in a mingling of plate pieces and mountain ranges extending in the west from the Pyrenees, crossing Southern Europe to Iran, forming the Alborz and Zagros Mountains, to the Himalayas and ranges of southeast Asia. [2]


The Arabian Plate is the most common designation of the region, although it is also sometimes referred to as the Arab Plate. [3]

Other Languages
asturianu: Placa arábiga
čeština: Arabská deska
español: Placa arábiga
Esperanto: Arabia plato
français: Plaque arabique
한국어: 아라비아 판
हिन्दी: अरबी प्लेट
hrvatski: Arapska ploča
Bahasa Indonesia: Lempeng Arab
italiano: Placca araba
Nederlands: Arabische Plaat
norsk nynorsk: Den arabiske plata
occitan: Placa arabica
português: Placa Arábica
slovenčina: Arabská platňa
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Arabijska ploča
Türkçe: Arap levhası
українська: Аравійська плита
Tiếng Việt: Mảng Ả Rập