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Strait of Gibraltar Separating Spain and Morocco

35.9N 5.5W

May 13th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Spain and Morocco - May 11th, 2012

The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain in Europe from Morocco in Africa. Europe and Africa are separated by 7.7 nautical miles (14.3 km; 8.9 mi) of ocean at the strait’s narrowest point.

The Strait’s depth ranges between 300 and 900 metres (160 and 490 fathoms; 980 and 3,000 ft). Here, the strait appears mostly sediment free, as do the waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the east. Some sediments are visible where the Guadalquivir River enters the Gulf of Cádiz by the city of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

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