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  Strait of Dover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Strait of Calais", pronounced /pɑ də kalɛ/) is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel.
The shortest distance across the strait is from the South Foreland, some 4 miles (6 km) north-east of Dover in the county of Kent, England, to Cap Gris-Nez, a cape near Calais in the département of Pas-de-Calais, France.
In addition to the intensive east-west traffic, the Strait is criss-crossed from north to south by ferries.
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 ENGLISH CHANNEL - LoveToKnow Article on ENGLISH CHANNEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the Strait of Dover, its breadth decreases to 20 m.
From the Strait of Dover the bottom slopes fairly regularly down to the western entrance of the Channel, the average depths ranging from 20 to 30 fathoms in the Strait to 60 fathoms at the entrance.
Dover was to be the English port, while on the French coast a new harbour was to be formed at Audresselles, between Calais and Boulogne.
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 Strait of Dover - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A day in the life of the Dover Strait: once again, the dangers of navigation have been very visibly highlighted by the recent events the channel over the...
Dover Strait pilot: comprising the south-eastern coast of England from Selsey Bill to Orford Ness, and the coast of Europe from Cap d'Antifer to Scheveningen
Dover Strait, Zeebrugge to Boulogne-sur-Mer and Thames Estuary prepared and published by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (SuDoc D 5.356:37120/997)
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 AllRefer.com - Dover, Strait of (Oceans And Continents) - Encyclopedia
Dover, Strait of, separating Great Britain from France and connecting the English Channel with the North Sea.
It is 21 mi (34 km) wide between Dover and Cape Gris-Nez, near Calais, and is called Pas-de-Calais by the French.
The Strait of Dover has been the scene of naval battles: in the 13th cent.
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 Strait of Dover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
pas de Calais) is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel, just 33 kilometers wide between Dover and Calais, and is considered by some to be the busiest shipping lane in the world.
It separates northern France from southeast England; the closest cities on both sides are Calais and Dover respectively.
In the past, the most common way for passengers and freight to cross the Strait was on ferries, but now the Channel Tunnel provides a convenient alternative.
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 Strait of Dover - Encyclopedia, History and Biography
The Strait of Dover (French: Pas de Calais) is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel, just 33 km wide between Dover in the county of Kent, England, and Calais in the département of Pas-de-Calais, France, and is considered by some to be the busiest shipping lane in the world.
The Strait itself is believed to have been created through erosion, mostly by the sea.
The predominant geology in the region on both the British and French sides — and even on the sea floor to quite a great depth into the earth's crust — is chalk.
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 Dover --  Encyclopædia Britannica
town and seaport on the Strait of Dover, Dover district, administrative and historic county of Kent, England.
Situated at the mouth of a valley in the chalk uplands that form the famous white cliffs, Dover is the closest English port to the European mainland.
Dover was incorporated as a town in 1829 and as a city in 1929.
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 Strait of Dover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is a busy waterway because all traffic between the Atlantic Ocean and the North and Baltic Sea s must pass here, or make a treacherous and stormy detour to the north of Scotland.
Torres Strait Regional Authority Provides information on the economic, social and cultural development of the Torres Strait, plus insights into the history, culture, geography of the region.
Dover Area Map Shows where Dover is in relation to St. Charles, Rochester, and Winona.
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 Encyclopedia: Strait of Dover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Simplified diagram A strait is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses.
The North Foreland and South Foreland are two chalk headlands on the Kent coast of southern England, overlooking the Strait of Dover.
The white cliffs of Dover The white cliffs of Dover, immortalized in popular song and verse (by Vera Lynn and others), are cliffs facing the Strait of Dover near the major port town of Dover, England, in the county of Kent, and form part of the North Downs.
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 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
Dover is one of the busiest passenger ports in the entire world, and there are distinct reasons why this is the case.
The Strait of Dover is ideally located on the southern tip of England, making it the closest land point connecting the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe.
The Strait of Dover is magnificently beautiful, as is the city itself.
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 NORTH SEA - LoveToKnow Article on NORTH SEA
At its southern end it communicates by the narrow Strait of Dover with the English Channel, and so with the Atlantic, and towards the north it widens out gradually to 345 m.
Finally the land subsided again, the plain of the North Sea was again submerged, and the western inlet of Pleistocene times became the Strait of Dover.
The tidal wave of the Atlantic enters by the Strait of Dover and by the channels in the north.
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 Probert Encyclopaedia: Gazetteer (Str-Stam)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Strait of Dover is a stretch of water separating England from France and linking the English Channel with the North Sea.
The Strait of Gibraltar is the strait separating north Africa from Spain.
The Strait Of Malacca is a strip of sea separating the Indonesian island of Sumatra from Malaysia.
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 Search Results for "Dover"
33,461), Kent, SE England, on the Strait of Dover, beneath chalk cliffs (the "White Cliffs of Dover") c.375...
Dover, Del. In 1897 she became an assistant in the Harvard College Observatory, where (1911-38) she was astronomer...
78,836), Pas-de-Calais dept., N France, in Picardy, on the Straits of Dover.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Strait of Dover
Dover (England) (ancient Dubris), district, Kent, southeastern England.
The district, located on the Strait of Dover and formed in 1974, includes...
Kent lies between the Strait of Dover on the south and...
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 Dover, Strait of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Collision in Dover Strait -- Six crewmen safe.
Dover Coastguard alerted -- Two ships collide in the strait.
French authorities prosecute French fishing skipper in Euros following collision in Dover strait.
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 Dover on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
33,461), Kent, SE England, on the Strait of Dover, beneath chalk cliffs (the “White Cliffs of Dover”) c.375 ft (114 m) high.
Dover is a resort and an important port for travel and shipping to the Continent; it was chief among the members of the Cinque Ports.
In 1216, Dover was defended by Hubert de Burgh against a French attack.
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 Nautilus Institute: A Vessel Traffic System Analysis for the Korea/Tsushima Strait
The Korea/Tsushima Strait separates the southeastern coast of the Republic of Korea (ROK) from the northwestern coast of Kyushu Island and the southwestern coast of Honshu Island, Japan, connecting the Sea of Japan/East Sea with the East China Sea.
Larger ships are prohibited from transiting the Straits and must offload part of their cargo and send it by separate ship through the shallow southern portion of the Malacca Strait and the Singapore Strait or follow an alternative route through the Sunda and Lombok Straits.
From a military perspective, the Straits are indispensable links between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and key passage routes for the rapid deployment of operational vessels such as aircraft carriers.
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 Dover Strait Definition / Dover Strait Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The terms strait, channel, and passage can be synonymous and interchangeable, although channel has other meanings.
Straits can lie on important shipping routes, and wars have been fought for control of these straits.
[click for more] wide between Dover and Calais, and is considered by some to be the busiest shipping lane in the world.
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 Dover, Strait of
The main ports are Dover and Folkestone (England), and Calais and Boulogne (France).
There are regular ferry services between Folkestone and Boulogne-sur-Mer, and Dover and Calais, as well as hydrofoil services between British ports and Ostende (Belgium) and rail ferries to Dunkerque.
The strait was the scene of several historic naval actions, including Hubert de Burgh’s defeat of an attempted French invasion of England in 1216, and the Spanish Armada’s first setback in 1588, as well as the successful evacuation of encircled forces (mainly British) by the Allies from Dunkerque in May–June 1940.
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 Strait Of Dover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The collection, which is on sale at Dover Street Market, has put a new spin on the corset, giving it a bizarre, beautiful, new lease of life.
The accident happened in an inshore zone of the Dover Strait, which is usually reserved for vessels of 20m unless special permission has been granted.
Some of them made the journey over the Strait of Dover on small airplanes that landed at small airports in the UK.
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 Strait of Dover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
'''''pas de Calais'') is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel, just 33 kilometres wide between Dover, EnglandDover and Calais, and is considered by some to be the busiest shipping lane in the world.
It is a busy waterway because all traffic between the Atlantic Ocean and the North SeaNorth and Baltic Seas must pass here, or make a treacherous and stormy detour to the north of Scotland/.
In the past, the most common way for passengers and freight to cross the Strait was on ferryferries/, but now the Channel Tunnel provides a convenient alternative.
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 Strait Of Dover Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Most maritime traffic between the Atlantic Ocean and the North and Baltic Seas passes through the Strait of Dover, rather than take the longer and more dangerous route around the north of Scotland.
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 Formation and Development of CSA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some 75 years ago, in 1927, (at a time when less than a dozen swimmers had managed to emulate Captain Matthew Webb's feat), the Channel Swimming Association (the CSA) was founded to authenticate swimmers' claims to have swum the English Channel, and to verify crossing times.
Over the years it has developed into the internationally recognised Controlling Authority of Cross Channel Swimming in all its forms throughout the Strait of Dover, and is the Governing Body of the Sport.
Accreditation is accorded only to those Swimmers registered with the Association - whose attempts have been observed by Association Officials - who agree to be bound by the rules of the Association - and who are escorted by Pilots registered with the Association using Vessels registered with the Association.
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 Strait of Dover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is a busy waterway because all traffic between the Atlantic Ocean and the North and Baltic Seas must pass here or make a and stormy detour to the north of Scotland.
Strait of Dover, Boulogne-sur-Mer to Zeebrugee and Thames Estuary (SuDoc D 5.356:37120/991)
France--United Kingdom, English Channel, Strait of Dover, Boulogne-sur-Mer to Dungeness (SuDoc D 5.356:37103/998)
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 Dover, Strait of --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Lined on the British side with the famous White Cliffs, which are composed of soft chalk, it is one of the world's busiest seaways; its chief ports include Dover and Folkestone in England and Calais and Boulogne in France.
Allied troops in the Dunkirk Evacuation crossed to Dover in 1940.
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 OSS Strait of Dover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Strait of Dover, Kent, England, and the Pas de Calais, France, were observed under clear skies as the Challenger's orbit carried the crew toward the North Sea.
Several cross-channel ferries plying between Dover, Boulogne, and Calais were producing visible wakes, as were coastal freighters entering the North Sea and the English Channel.
The tide was ebbing from the North Sea, carrying a plume of sediment from the Thames estuary toward the Dover coast and the famous Dungeness headland.
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