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Major Straits of the World

Major Straits of the World

Here, we are giving the list of the World’s major Straits that will give general awareness to the reader in understanding how these straits connect the world.

What is a strait ?

▣ A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.

▣ It may be formed by a fracture in an isthmus, a narrow body of land that connects two bodies of water.

1. Formosa Strait

  • Joins: South China Sea & East China Sea
  • Country: China-Taiwan

2. Palk Strait

  • Joins: Palk Bay & Bay of Bengal
  • Country: India-Sri Lanka

3. Sunda Strait   

  • Joins: Java Sea & Indian Ocean
  • Country: Indonesia

4. Malacca Strait

  • Joins: Andaman Sea & South China Sea
  • Country: Indonesia –Malaysia

5. Mesina Strait  

  • Joins: Mediterranean Sea
  • Country: Italy-Sicily

6. Makkassar Strait   

  • Joins: Java Sea & Celebeze Sea
  • Country: Indonesia

7. Bab-el-Mandeb Strait        

  • Joins: Red Sea & Gulf of Aden
  • Country: Yemen-Djibouti

8. Cook Strait     

  • Joins: South Pacific Ocean
  • Country: New Zealand (North & South Islands)

9. Mozambique Strait  

  • Joins: Indian Ocean
  • Country: Mozambique -Malagasy

10. North Channel

  • Joins: Irish Sea & Atlantic Ocean
  • Country: Ireland-England

11. Taurus Strait

  • Joins: Arafura Sea & Gulf of Papua
  • Country: Papua New Guinea — Australia

12. Bass Strait

  • Joins: Tasman Sea & South Sea
  • Country: Australia

13. Bering Strait

  • Joins: Bering Sea & Chuksi Sea
  • Country: Alaska-Russia

14. Bonne-Fasio Strait

  • Joins: Mediterranean Sea
  • Country: Corsika — Sardinia

15. Bosporous Strait   

  • Joins: Black Sea and Marmara Sea
  • Country: Turkey

16. Dardenleez Strait  

  • Joins: Marmara Sea and Agean Sea
  • Country: Turkey

17. Davis Strait  

  • Joins: Baffin Bay & Atlantic Ocean
  • Country: Greenland-Canada

18. Denmark Strait     

  • Joins: North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean
  • Country: Greenland-Iceland

19. Dover strait  

  • Joins: English Channel & North Sea
  • Country: England-France

20. Florida Strait

  • Joins: Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean
  • Country: USA-Cuba

21. Hormuz Strait       

  • Joins: Gulf of Persia & Gulf of Oman
  • Country: Oman-Iran

22. Hudson strait         

  • Joins: Gulf of Hudson & Atlantic Ocean
  • Country: Canada

23. Gibraltar Strait      

  • Joins: Mediterranean Sea & Atlantic Ocean
  • Country: Spain-Morocco

24. Magellan strait       

  • Joins: Pacific and South Atlantic Ocean
  • Country: Chile

25. Tsungaru Strait     

  • Joins: Japan Sea and Pacific Ocean
  • Country: Japan (Hokkaido-Honshu Island)

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