Strait of Gibraltar

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The Strait of Gibraltar as seen from space.
The Iberian Peninsula is on the north (left} and North Africa on the south (right).

The Strait of Gibraltar is the only passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is between the southern tip of Spain and northern Morroco. The length between the Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco is only 7.7 nautical miles (14.24 kilometers, 8.9 miles) at its narrowest point. The water depth ranges between 300 and 900 meters.