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Where is Magellan strait ?

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Asked by rajni, 28 Nov '10 07:47 pm
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It is a Channel at the southern tip of Chile separating the South American mainland from Tierra del Fuego, and joins the South Pacific and South Atlantic oceans. It is named after the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan who discovered it in 1520. It provided a safer passage than that around Cape Horn, but its importance declined following the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, an international waterway within Chile's territorial waters.
Answered by Janis, 28 Nov '10 08:18 pm

 
  
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The Strait of Magellan (also called the Straits of Magellan or the Magellanic Strait) comprises a navigable sea route immediately south of mainland South America and north of Tierra del Fuego. The waterway is the most important natural passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, but it is considered a difficult route to navigate because of the unpredictable winds and currents and the narrowness of the passage.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 28 Nov '10 08:15 pm

 
  
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It is the water body between the southern tip of chile and Tierra del Fuego
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 28 Nov '10 07:52 pm

 
  
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Between the southern tip of chile and Tierra del Fuego.
Answered by sumati gayki, 07 Dec '10 10:53 am

 
  
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Strait of Magellan, Spanish Estrecho de Magallanes, channel linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, between the mainland tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego island. Lying entirely within Chilean territorial waters, except for its easternmost extremity touched by Argentina, it is 350 miles (560 km) long and 220 miles (332 km) wide. It extends westward from the Atlantic between Cape Vrgenes and Cape Espritu Santo, proceeds southwestward, and curves to the northwest at Froward Cape on the southern tip of Brunswick Peninsula to reach the Pacific Ocean after passing Cape Pillar on Desolacin Island. The straits major port is Punta Arenas, on the Brunswick Peninsula; the port is a shipping point for Chilean mutton.
Answered by jakir hussain, 28 Nov '10 07:54 pm

 
  
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