The Strait of Sicily
(also known as Sicilian Strait
, Sicilian Channel
, Channel of Sicily
, Sicilian Narrows
and Pantelleria Channel
: Canale di Sicilia or the Stretto di Sicilia
: Canali di Sicilia or Strittu di Sicilia
: مضيق صقلية
or مضيق الوطن القبلي
Maḍīq al-Waṭan al-Qiblī
) is the strait
The strait is about 145 kilometres (90 mi) wide and divides the Tyrrhenian Sea
and the western Mediterranean Sea
, from the eastern Mediterranean
Sea. The maximum depth is 316 meters (1,037 ft).
in the strait flow from east to west, and the current nearer the surface travels from west to east. This unusual water flow is of interest to oceanographers
There are regular ferries between Sicily and Tunis across the Strait of Sicily.
The island of Pantelleria
lies in the middle of the strait.
- ^ Strait of Sicily, Britannica Atlas, Encyclopædia Britannica, Chicago (U.S.A.), 1989. Page 36, Geographic coordinates 37.20N 11.20E.
- ^ Scott C. Truver (1980), The Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean, Springer, 1st edition.
- ^ Allan R. Robinson, Wayne G. Leslie, Alexander Theocharis, Alex Lascaratos. "Mediterranean Sea Circulation" (PDF). robinson.seas.harvard.edu.
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