Important Straits of the World

Definition – A strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger, navigable bodies of water.

NamesImportant Points
Palk Strait1. It separates India and Srilanka.
2. It connects the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Mannar.
3. The strait is 53 to 80 km wide.
Strait of Gibralter1. It separates Africa and Europe.
2. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
Bering Strait1. It separates eastern most part of Asian continent and Alaska (North American continent).
2. It connects Pacific ocean and Artic ocean.
Cook Strait1. It separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
2. It connects the Tasman Sea and the South Pacific Ocean
Strait of Malacca1. It separates Malay Peninsula (Malaysia) and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
2. It connects the Pacific ocean and the Indian ocean.
Bosphorus Strait1. It is also known as Istanbul strait.
2. It connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara.
3. It forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia.
Bab-el-Mandeb1. It is located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.
2. It connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.