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PSC Class 145: Sea Straits of the World

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Sea Straits refers to a channel of water that lies between two lands.

The Palk Strait is a strait between the two countries, India and Sri Lanka. The Palk Strait got its name in memory of British Governor of Madras, Sir Robert Palk. Palk Strait joins Gulf of Mannar with Bay of Bengal.

Adams Bridge splits both Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait. Adams Bridge is also known in the name of Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu. Adams Bridge is located in between the Dhanushkodi of Tamil Nadu and Talaimannar of Sri Lanka. 48 Kilometers is the length of Adam’s Bridge.

Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project is the project developed for deepening the Palk Strait and make way for the ships.

James Rennell renamed the Rama Setu to Adam’s Bridge. A D Tailor of British is the first to introduce the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project.

Dover Strait splits the countries Britain and France. Dover Strait joins both North Sea and English Channel.

The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5-kilometre rail tunnel linking both France and Britain.

Eurostar is the high speed train running through Channel Tunnel. The Gibraltar Strait spits both the continents Europe and Africa.

The Strait of Gibraltar joins both Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

The Gibraltar Strait is located between Spain of Europe and Morocco of Africa.

The Bosphorus strait spits both Asia and Europe. Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea is connected by this Bosphorus strait. The Bosphorus strait splits Turkey into two.

The Strait of Magellan connects both Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.

The Magellan Strait splits Chile into two. Ferdinand Magellan first travelled across the Magellan Strait. The Magellan Strait got its name in memory of Ferdinand Magellan.

The Strait of Hormuz connects both Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.

The Strait of Malacca splits both Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. The Malacca strait splits Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

The Cook Strait splits the New Zealand into two as North and South Islands. The Cook Strait got its name in memory of Captain James Cook.

Bass Strait separates Tasmania from the Australia.

The Bab-el-Mandeb is a strait that connects Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. Bab-el-Mandeb strait is also called as the “Gate of Tears”.

Davis Strait splits both Canada and Greenland.

The Drake Passage splits the continents South America and Antarctica.

The Skagerrak strait connects both Baltic Sea and North Sea. The Skagerrak strait is in between the countries, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Bransfield Strait is located in Antarctica Continent. Prince Charles Strait and Washington Strait is also located in Antarctica.

The Strait of Malacca is the lengthiest Strait in the world.

The Bering Strait splits both Asian and North American Continents. Th

e Bering Strait is located between Russia and America. The Bering Strait connects both Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean.


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