Straits factsGeography quiz
What is the distance between Europe and Africa at the narrowest point of the Strait of Gibraltar?
Around 14 km. The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Europe from Africa by 7.7 nautical miles (14.3 km) at the strait's narrowest point. Ferries cross between the two continents every day in as little as 35 minutes.
What is the world's primary oil chokepoint?
Strait of Hormuz. The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. About 35% of all maritime-traded petroleum passes through the strait, making it the world's primary oil chokepoint. It is able to accommodate the largest oil tankers in the world.
Which strait divides Asia and North America?
Bering strait divides two continents: Asia and North America - Russia and USA. Due to this strait being on the Arctic Ocean and close to the North Pole, this area is cold and Bering Strait sometimes freezes.
Which strait separates India from Sri Lanka?
Palk Strait. The Palk Strait is a strait between the Tamil Nadu state of India and the Mannar district of the Northern Province of the island nation of Sri Lanka. It was named after Robert Palk, who was a governor of Madras during the Company Raj period.
Where is the Euripus Strait located?
In the Aegean Sea. The Euripus Strait is a narrow channel of water separating the Greek island of Euboea in the Aegean Sea from Boeotia in mainland Greece. The strait's principal port is Chalcis on Euboea, located at the strait's narrowest point.