What is an example of a strait?

A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.

Examples of a strait:

  • Strait of Gibraltar, the only link between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Bosporus is an extremely important strait, separating the continents of Europe and Asia.
  • The Strait of Hormuz connects the Persian Gulf and a part of the Arabian Sea called the Gulf of Oman. 

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