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Strait of Malacca
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The Strait of Malacca connects the Pacific Ocean to the east with the Indian Ocean to the west
Location Andaman Sea-Karimata Strait
Coordinates 4°N 100°E / 4°N 100°E / 4; 100 (Strait of Malacca)
Type Strait
Native name Malay: Selat Melaka
Indonesian: Selat Malaka
Thai: ช่องแคบมะละกา
Tamil: மலாக்கா நீரிணை
Chinese: 马六甲海峡 Error {{native name checker}}: list markup expected for multiple names (help)
Basin countries  Thailand
Min. width 2.8 km (1.7 mi)
Average depth 25 metres (82 ft) (minimum)
Settlements Malacca City
Port Klang
Satun Province

The Strait of Malacca is a marine strait. It links the Andaman Sea and the Java Sea. It is about 800 km long. Most of the time, it is between 50 kilometres (31 mi) and 300 kilometres (190 mi) wide. At its narrowest point, it is only 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) wide. At its shallowest point it is about 25 metres (82 ft) deep.

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