• A strait is a narrow piece of the sea connecting two seas.
  • Most commonly, it is a narrow ocean channel that lies between two land masses.
  • The main characteristics of a strait are
    • Formed by natural processes.
    • Narrower than the seas it connects, and
    • Navigable.
  • The Bosphorus Strait is the smallest strait in the world.
    • The narrowest point width is 800m.
    • It separates the Black Sea from the Marmara Sea.
  • The Malacca Strait is the largest strait in the world
    • It is located between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
    • It is 800 km long.
  • They play an important role in economic and military matters to this day.

Latest News about Straits

  • 12 April 2023:
    • Seventy-one Chinese military aircraft crossed the sensitive median line of the Taiwan Strait recently as China began drills around Taiwan.


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