straits of the world
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Important Straits in the world

A strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. Most commonly it is a channel of water that lies between two land masses. Some straits are not navigable, for example because they are too shallow, or because of an unnavigable reef or archipelago.

Name Joins Location
Bab-el-Mandeb Strait Red Sea & Gulf of Aden Yemen-Djibouti
Bali strait  Indian Ocean and the Bali Sea.  Java and Bali (Indonesia)
Bass strait Tasman Sea & South Sea Australia
Bering Strait Bering Sea & Chuksi Sea Alaska-Russia
Bonne-Fasio Strait Mediterranean Sea Corsika-Sardinia
Bosporous Strait Black Sea and Marmara Sea Turkey
Cook Strait South Pacific Ocean New Zealand (N & S islands)
Dardenleez Strait Marmara Sea and Agean Sea Turkey
Davis strait Baffin Bay & Atlantic Ocean Greenland-Canada
Denmark strait North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean Greenland-Iceland
Dover strait English Channel & North Sea England-France
Florida Strait Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean USA-Cuba
Gibraltar Strait Mediterranean Sea & Atlantic Ocean Spain-Morocco
Hormuz strait Gulf of Persia & Gulf of Oman Oman-Iran
Hudson strait Gulf of Hudson & Atlantic Ocean Canada
Johor Straight Indian Ocean Singapore- Malaysia
Magellan strait Pacific and South Atlantic Ocean Chile
Makkassar Strait Java Sea & Celebeze Sea Indonesia
Malacca Strait Andaman Sea & South China Sea Indonesia – Malaysia
Mesina Strait Mediterranean Sea Italy-Sicily
Mozambique Strait Indian Ocean Mozambique – Malagassy
North Channel Irish Sea & Atlantic Ocean Ireland-England
Otranto Strait Adriatic Sea & Ionian Sea Italy-Albania
Palk Strait Palk Bay & Bay of Bengal India-Sri Lanka
Sunda Strait Java Sea & Indian Ocean Indonesia
Tatar Strait Japan Sea & Okhotsk Sea Russia (E Russia-Sakhalin Island)
Taurus Strait Arafura Sea & Gulf of Papua Papua New Guinea – Australia
Tsungaru Strait Japan Sea and Pacific Ocean Japan (Hokkaido-Honshu island)
Yucatan Strait Gulf of Mexico and Carribbean Sea