Canso, Strait of
geographical name narrow channel Canada separating Cape Breton Island from Nova Scotia mainland

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  • Canso,Strait of — Can·so (kănʹsō), Strait of or Gut of A narrow channel between Cape Breton Island and the northeast mainland of Nova Scotia, Canada. * * * …   Universalium

  • Canso, Strait of — or Canso Gut Channel, Nova Scotia, Canada. Separating mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, it is 4.5 mi (23 km) long and 1 mi (2 km) wide, with depths of 200 ft (60 m). Since 1955 the 7,000 ft (2,100 m) Canso Causeway has linked Cape… …   Universalium

  • Strait of Canso — The Strait of Canso (also Gut of Canso or Canso Strait), is a strait located in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It divides the Nova Scotia peninsula from Cape Breton Island.It is a long thin channel approximately 27 kilometres long and… …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Belle Isle — The Strait of Belle Isle ( fr. détroit de Belle Isle (Beautiful Island)), sometimes referred to as Straits of Belle Isle or Labrador Straits) is a waterway in eastern Canada that separates the Labrador Peninsula from the island of Newfoundland,… …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Canso — Sp Kánso sąsiauris Ap Strait of Canso Ap Gut of Canso L tarp Keip Bretono s. ir N. Škotijos p lio, Kanada …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • strait — straitly, adv. straitness, n. /strayt/, n. 1. Often, straits. (used with a sing. v.) a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water. 2. Often, straits. a position of difficulty, distress, or need: Ill and penniless, he was in sad… …   Universalium

  • Canso Causeway — The Canso Causeway coord|45|38|38|N|61|25|11|W|display=title is a 1,385 m (4,583 ft) rock fill causeway in Nova Scotia, Canada.The causeway crosses the Strait of Canso, connecting Cape Breton Island to the Nova Scotia peninsula. Its crest… …   Wikipedia

  • Canso Canal — The Canso Canal is a short canal located in Nova Scotia, Canada.Canal locationThe Canso Canal is located in the Strait of Canso, on the eastern side of the Canso Causeway, a rock fill causeway which opened in 1955 to carry a 2 lane highway and… …   Wikipedia

  • Canso — /kan soh/, n. 1. Cape, a cape in SE Canada, the NE extremity of Nova Scotia. 2. Strait of, Also called Gut of Canso. a channel in SE Canada that separates mainland Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island, flowing NW from the Atlantic Ocean to… …   Universalium

  • Canso — Can•so [[t]ˈkæn soʊ[/t]] n. 1) geg Cape, a cape in SE Canada, the NE extremity of Nova Scotia 2) geg Strait of. Also called Gut of Canso a channel in SE Canada that separates mainland Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island, flowing NW from the… …   From formal English to slang

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