List of Major Straits of the World

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Strait
  • A strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water and lies between two land masses

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List of Major Straits of the World 1

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Straits of the World – east to west

Straits near West Pacific Ocean

Name
Join Sea
Location
Cook Strait
South Pacific Ocean
New Zealand
Foveaux Strait
South Pacific Ocean
New Zealand
Torres Strait
Arafura Sea
Gulf of Papua
Papua New Guinea
Australia
Bass Strait
Tasman Sea
South Sea
Australia
Tatar Strait
Japan Sea
Okhotsk Sea
Russia
(Sakhalin Islands)
Tsungaru Strait
Japan Sea
Pacific Ocean
Japan
(Hokkaido-Honshu)
Formosa Strait
South China Sea
East China Sea
China-Taiwan
Makkassar Strait  
Java Sea
Celebeze Sea
Indonesia
Sunda Strait
Java Sea
Indian Ocean
Indonesia
Strait of Malacca
Andaman Sea
South China Sea
Indonesia
Malaysia
Palk Strait 
Palk Bay
Bay of Bengal
Sri Lanka
Strait of Lombok
Java Sea
Indian Ocean
Indonesia
(Bali and Lombok)
Bali Strait
Bali Sea
Indian Ocean
Indonesia
(Java & Bali)
Kiungchow strait
Gulf of Tonkin
South China Sea
China
Luzon strait
Philippine Sea
South China Sea
Taiwan
Luzon island
Korea strait
East China Sea
Yellow Sea
South Korea
Japan
Tsushima strait
Sea of Japan
Yellow Sea
East China Sea
South Korea
Japan
Boris Vilkitsky Strai
Kara Sea
Laptev Seas
Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, Russia
Laptev strait
Laptev Sea
East Siberian Sea
Russia
Osumi strait
 
Japan
Kii strait
 
Japan
Nemuro strait
 
Kuril Islands, Russia Hokkaido, Japan
Tsugaru Strait
Sea of Japan 
Pacific Ocean
(Honshu and Hokkaido)
Japan
Dampier strait
Bismarck Sea
Solomon Sea
Papua New Guinea
Balabac strait
South China Sea
Sulu Sea
Philippines
Hainan strait
Gulf of Tonkin
South China Sea
China
Straits of the World

Middle East Mediterranean Sea

Name
Join Sea
Location
Bab-el-Mandeb
Red Sea
Gulf of Aden
Yemen
Djibouti
Mozambique Strait
Indian Ocean
Mozambique
Malagasy
Strait of Hormuz
Gulf of Persia
Gulf of Oman
Oman
Iran
Suez Canal
(artificial)
Mediterranean Sea
Red Sea
Egypt
Strait of Kerch
Azov sea
Black sea
Crimea
Bosporous Strait
Black Sea
Marmara Sea
Turkey
Dardenleez Strait
Marmara Sea
Agean Sea
Turkey
Bonne-Facio Strait
Mediterranean Sea
Corsika
Sardinia
Messina Strait
Mediterranean Sea
Italy
Sicily
Otranto Strait
Adriatic Sea
Ionian Sea
Italy
Albania
North Channel
Irish Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Ireland
England
Dover strait
English Channel
North Sea
England
France
Gibraltar Strait
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Spain (part of UK)
Morocco
Straits of the World

Atlantic & East Pacific Ocean

Name
Join Sea
Location
Denmark Strait
North Atlantic
Arctic Ocean
Greenland-Iceland
Davis Strait
Baffin Bay
Atlantic Ocean
Greenland
Canada
Yucatan Strait
Gulf of Mexico
Caribbean Sea
Mexico
Cuba
Florida Strait
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
USA
Cuba
Hudson strait
Gulf of Hudson
Atlantic Ocean
Canada
Magellan
Pacific Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean
Chile
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Salish Sea
Pacific Ocean
Canada
United States
Hecate strait
Pacific Ocean
Canada
McClure strait
Parry Channel
Baffin Bay
Canada
Belleisle strait
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Atlantic Ocean
Labrador Peninsula
Newfoundland, Canada
Windward Passage
Caribbean Sea
Cuba
Hispaniola
Mona Passage
Atlantic Ocean Caribbean Sea
Hispaniola
Puerto Rico
Anegada passage
Atlantic Ocean Caribbean Sea
British Virgin Islands
Anguilla
Panama Canal
(artificial)
Atlantic Ocean 
Pacific Ocean
Panama
Bering Strait
Bering Sea
Chuksi Sea
Alaska
Russia

Straits of the World

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