Major Straits of the World

1. Malacca Strait

Joins: Andaman Sea & South China Sea

Location: Indonesia –Malaysia

2. Palk Strait      

Join: Palk Bay & Bay of Bengal

Location: India-Sri Lanka

3. Sunda Strait   

Join: Java Sea & Indian Ocean

Location: Indonesia

4. Yucatan Strait

Join: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea

Location: Mexico-Cuba

5. Mesina Strait  

Join: Mediterranean Sea

Location: Italy-Sicily

6. Otranto Strait

Join: Adriatic Sea & Ionian Sea

Location: Italy-Albania

7. Bab-el-Mandeb Strait        

Join: Red Sea & Gulf of Aden

Location: Yemen-Djibouti

8. Cook Strait     

Join: South Pacific Ocean

Location:  New Zealand (North & South Islands)

9. Mozambique Strait  

Join: Indian Ocean

Location: Mozambique -Malagasy

10. North Channel

Join: Irish Sea & Atlantic Ocean

Location: Ireland-England

11. Taurus Strait

Join: Arafura Sea & Gulf of Papua

Location: Papua New Guinea — Australia

12. Bass Strait

Join: Tasman Sea & South Sea

Location: Australia

13. Bering Strait

Join: Bering Sea & Chuksi Sea

Location: Alaska-Russia

14. Bonne-Fasio Strait

Join: Mediterranean Sea

Location: Corsika — Sardinia

15. Bosporous Strait   

Join: Black Sea and Marmara Sea

Location: Turkey

16. Dardenleez Strait  

Join: Marmara Sea and Agean Sea

Location: Turkey

17. Davis Strait  

Join: Baffin Bay & Atlantic Ocean

Location: Greenland-Canada

18. Denmark Strait     

Join: North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean

Location: Greenland-Iceland

19. Dover strait  

Join: English Channel & North Sea

Location: England-France

20. Florida Strait

Join: Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean

Location: USA-Cuba

21. Hormuz Strait       

Join: Gulf of Persia & Gulf of Oman

Location: Oman-Iran

22. Hudson strait         

Join: Gulf of Hudson & Atlantic Ocean

Location: Canada

23. Gibraltar Strait      

Join: Mediterranean Sea & Atlantic Ocean

Location: Spain-Morocco

24. Magellan strait       

Join: Pacific and South Atlantic Ocean

Location: Chile

25. Makkassar Strait   

Join: Java Sea & Celebeze Sea

Location: Indonesia

26. Tsungaru Strait     

Join: Japan Sea and Pacific Ocean

Location: Japan (Hokkaido-Honshu Island)

27. Tatar Strait  

Join: Japan Sea & Okhotsk Sea

Location: Russia (East Russia-Sakhalin Islands)

28. Fovex Strait 

Join: South Pacific Ocean

Location: New Zealand (South Island- Stewart Island)

29. Formosa Strait      

Join: South China Sea & East China Sea

Location: China-Taiwan

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