Strait of Malacca facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsStrait of Malacca
Malay: Selat Melaka
Indonesian: Selat Malaka
Tamil: மலாக்கா நீரிணை
The Strait of Malacca connects the Pacific Ocean to the east with the Indian Ocean to the west
|Location||Andaman Sea-Karimata Strait|
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|Basin countries|| Thailand
|Min. width||2.8 km (1.7 mi)|
|Average depth||25 metres (82 ft) (minimum)|
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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