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Straits of the World

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  1. Around 20% of the world's oil passes through the strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.

    Strait of Hormuz

  2. Strait of Messina connects Calabria in Southern Italy with this island.


  3. Meaning 'Gate of Grief' in Arabic, this strait connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

    Bab el Mandeb

  4. The Straits of Florida that separate the Florida Keys and Cuba are also the place where this major ocean current originates.

    The Gulf Stream

  5. This fishy strait separates Tasmania from the state of Victoria in Australia.

    Bass strait

  6. This strait between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland has the former name of Taiwan.

    Formosa Strait

  7. This strait is the closest separation between the US and Russia.

    Bering Strait

    (between Alaska and Siberia)

  8. This is the former name of the strait of Dardenelles, and in mythology, Leander swam the strait in order to meet his beloved Hero.


  9. The strait between Greenland and Iceland is named for this European country.


  10. The international border between Venezuela and this Caribbean nation consisting of two main islands runs through the Boca Grande strait that is part of a series of straits called the Bocas del Dragón (Dragons' Mouth).

    Trinidad and Tobago

  11. The strait that connects the Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra is named for a sultanate and is one of the busiest shipping channels in the world.

    Strait of Malacca

  12. The strait that connects the North Sea with the English Channel.

    Strait of Dover

  13. Davis Strait separates Greenland from this fifth largest island, also the largest island named for a person.

    Baffin island

  14. The Cook Strait separates the North and South Islands of this country.

    New Zealand

  15. The Palk Strait connects the state of Tamil Nadu in India with this island nation.

    Sri Lanka

  16. The two legendary straits that connect the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea, with the Sea of Marmara in between.

    Bosporus and Dardanelles

  17. The only natural passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

    Strait of Gibraltar

  18. The Skagerrak and Kattegat straits connect these two important water bodies of Europe.

    North Sea and the Baltic Sea

  19. The Mona Passage that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea lies between these two big islands of the Caribbean.

    Hispaniola and Puerto Rico

  20. This strait between England and France connects the North Sea with the English Channel.

    The Strait of Dover

  21. This strait that is the shortest distance between the first and the fourth largest countries is named after a Danish explorer.

    Bering strait

    (between Alaska and Siberia)

  22. The Denmark Strait or Greenland Strait separates Greenland from this country.


  23. This strait connects Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

    Straits of Mackinac

  24. Torres Strait connects Australia with this large island.

    New Guinea

  25. The name of the strait between the San Francisco Peninsula and Marin County that connects San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean; also the name of a famous landmark .

    Golden Gate strait

  26. This strait, immediately south of mainland South America and north of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago is an important natural passage between 2 major oceans.

    Strait of Magellan

    (connects the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans)