Strait of Gibraltar

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The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Gibraltar and peninsular Spain in Europe from Morocco and Ceuta (Spain) in Africa.

The two continents are separated by 14.3km of ocean at the Strait's narrowest point. The Strait's depth ranges between 300 and 900 metres[1] which possibly interacted with the lower mean sea level of the last major glaciation 20,000 years ago when the level of the sea is believed to have been lower by 110-120 metres. Ferries cross between the two continents every day in as little as 35 minutes.[2]


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  1. See Robinson, Allan Richard and Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli, Ocean Processes in Climate Dynamics: Global and Mediterranean Examples. Springer, 1994, p. 307, ISBN 0-7923-2624-5.
  2. "Europe-Africa rail tunnel agreed"
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