February 23, 2011

Well-known straits in the world - APPSC G1 G2 - Geography

  • the palk strait, between India and Sri Lanka, the location of Ram Sethu and rich in natural resources
  • the Strait of Dover, between England and France, which connects the North Sea with the English Channel
  • the Strait of Gibraltar, the only natural passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea
  • the Bosporus and the Dardanelles, which connect the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
  • the Strait of Magellan, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans north of Tierra del Fuego
  • the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans
  • the Strait of Hormuz connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, through which Persian Gulf petroleum is shipped to the world
  • the Strait of Malacca, which lies between Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, and connects the Indian Ocean with
  • the South China Sea. (It is one of the highest-volume shipping lanes in the world.)
  • and the Bass Strait, which lies between mainland Australia and Tasmania, and connects the Indian Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.


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