Windward Passage

a strait in the West Indies, between Cuba and Haiti. 50 mi. (80 km) wide.

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      strait in the West Indies, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea. It is 50 miles (80 km) wide and separates Cuba (west) from Hispaniola (southeast). It has a threshold depth of 5,500 feet (1,700 m) and is on the direct shipping route between the east coast of the United States and the Panama Canal. The Jamaica Channel, between Jamaica (west) and Hispaniola (east), forms a southwest extension of the Windward Passage.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Windward Passage — Haiti und die Windward Passage links oben Verbindet Gewässer Karibisches Meer mit Gewässer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Windward Passage — (Калаундра,Австралия) Категория отеля …   Каталог отелей

  • Windward Passage — (spr. pässidsch, Windwärtsdurchfahrt), 90 km breite Meeresstraße zwischen Cuba und Haïti, verbindet den Atlantischen Ozean und das Karibische Meer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Windward Passage — (spr. pässĕdsch), Meerenge in Westindien, zwischen Jamaika, Kuba und Haïti …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Windward Passage — strait between Cuba & Hispaniola, in the West Indies: 50 mi (80 km) wide …   English World dictionary

  • Windward-Passage — Lage der Windward Passage zwischen Kuba und Haiti roter Kasten Haiti und die Windward Passage links oben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Windward Passage — The Windward Passage is a strait in the Caribbean Sea, between the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola. The strait specifically lies between the easternmost region of Cuba and the northwest of Haiti.80km wide, the Windward Passage has a threshold… …   Wikipedia

  • Windward Passage — ocean passage between Cuba and Haiti; connects Atlantic Ocean with Caribbean Sea …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Windward Passage — geographical name channel between Cuba & Hispaniola …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • WINDWARD PASSAGE —    a channel leading into the Caribbean Sea, between the islands of Cuba and Hayti …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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