[Prelims Spotlight] Important Straits

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.

1.Sunda Strait   

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Java Sea & Indian Ocean

Location: Indonesia

 

2. Palk Strait      

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Palk Bay & Bay of Bengal

Location: India-Sri Lanka

3. Malacca Strait

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Andaman Sea & South China Sea

Location: Indonesia –Malaysia

4. Yucatan Strait

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea

Location: Mexico-Cuba

5. Mesina Strait  

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Mediterranean Sea

Location: Italy-Sicily

6. Otranto Strait

Joining seas/ Water Bodies :Adriatic Sea & Ionian Sea

Location: Italy-Albania

7. Bab-el-Mandeb Strait        

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Red Sea & Gulf of Aden

Location: Yemen-Djibouti

8. Cook Strait     

Joining seas/ Water Bodies :South Pacific Ocean

Location:  New Zealand (North & South Islands)

9. Mozambique Strait  

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Indian Ocean

Location: Mozambique -Malagasy

10. North Channel

Joining seas/ Water Bodies :Irish Sea & Atlantic Ocean

Location: Ireland-England

11. Hormuz Strait       

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Gulf of Persia & Gulf of Oman

Location: Oman-Iran

12. Hudson strait         

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Gulf of Hudson & Atlantic Ocean

Location: Canada

13. Gibraltar Strait      

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Mediterranean Sea & Atlantic Ocean

Location: Spain-Morocco

14. Magellan strait       

Join: Pacific and South Atlantic Ocean

Location: Chile

15. Makkassar Strait   

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Java Sea & Celebeze Sea

Location: Indonesia

16. Tsungaru Strait     

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Japan Sea and Pacific Ocean

Location: Japan (Hokkaido-Honshu Island)

17. Tatar Strait  

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Japan Sea & Okhotsk Sea

Location: Russia (East Russia-Sakhalin Islands)

18. Fovex Strait 

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : South Pacific Ocean

Location: New Zealand (South Island- Stewart Island)

19. Formosa Strait      

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : South China Sea & East China Sea

Location: China-Taiwan

20. Taurus Strait

Joining seas/ Water Bodies :Arafura Sea & Gulf of Papua

Location: Papua New Guinea — Australia

21. Bass Strait

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Tasman Sea & South Sea

Location: Australia

22. Bering Strait

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Bering Sea & Chuksi Sea

Location: Alaska-Russia

23. Bonne-Fasio Strait

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Mediterranean Sea

Location: Corsika — Sardinia

24. Bosporous Strait   

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Black Sea and Marmara Sea

Location: Turkey

25. Dardenleez Strait  

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Marmara Sea and Agean Sea

Location: Turkey

26. Davis Strait  

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Baffin Bay & Atlantic Ocean

Location: Greenland-Canada

27. Denmark Strait     

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean

Location: Greenland-Iceland

28. Dover strait  

Joining seas/ Water Bodies :English Channel & North Sea

Location: England-France

29. Florida Strait

Joining seas/ Water Bodies : Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean

Location: USA-Cuba

 

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girendra yadav
12 Apr, 2019

Thank u sir
But there is one more strait in news these days i.e.
kerch strait that connects azov sea and black sea.


    Tapan Brahma
    12 Apr, 2019

    Thanks sir kindly send me tips and tutorials for History subject !