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Skagerrak
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Skagerrak and Kattegat
Location North SeaKattegat (Atlantic Ocean)
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Type Strait
Basin countries Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Surface area 47,000 km2 (18,000 sq mi)
Average depth 200 metres (660 ft)
Max. depth 700 metres (2,300 ft)

Skagerrak is a sea in the northern part of Europe between Norway and Denmark. Skagerrak is a part of the North Sea. To the east is Kattegat.

Close to the Norwegian coast is a deep trench (700 m), the rest of the sea is shallow. Oil and gas are produced from rigs in the Skagerrak.

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