The Strait

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The Strait of Gibraltar (Arabic: مضيق جبل طارق, SpanishEstrecho de Gibraltar) is the strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Morocco. The name comes from Gibraltar, which in turn originates from the Arabic Jebel Tariq (جبل طارق) meaning mountain of Tariq. It refers to the Ummayad Berber general Tariq ibn-Ziyad who led theIslamic conquest of Hispania in 711.[1] It is also known as the Straits of Gibraltar or STROG(Strait OGibraltar), the latter being in naval use.[2]

There are 13 km (8 miles) of ocean separating Europe from Africa at the strait’s narrowest point. The strait depth ranges between 300 and 900 metres (980 and 3,000 ft).[3] A ferry commutes between the two continents. The Spanish part of the strait is protected under the El Estrecho Natural Park

Straight of Gibraltar

Strait of Gibraltar

Straight of Gibraltar

Strait of Gibraltar

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