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Map of the British Virgin Islands, with the Anegada Passage labeled at right side.
|Basin countries||British Virgin Islands
|Max. length||200 kilometres (120 mi)|
|Max. width||65 kilometres (40 mi)|
|Average depth||2,300 metres (7,500 ft)|
Anegada Passage is a strait in the Caribbean that separates the British Virgin Islands and the British ruled Sombrero Island of Anguilla, and connects the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean. It is 2300 m deep. Because the threshold depths are 1800 and 1600 m, Atlantic deep water from 1600 m level may flow into the deep areas in the Caribbean Sea.
The Anegada Passage is a key shipping lane for the Panama Canal. Often called the "Oh-my-god-a Passage", it is considered a difficult passage for sailors because of the winds, waves, and swells.
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