Florida, Straits of
geographical name channel between Florida Keys (on NW) & Cuba & Bahamas (on S & E) connecting Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Florida,Straits of — Florida, Straits of also Florida Strait A sea passage between Cuba and the Florida Keys, linking the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean. * * * …   Universalium

  • Florida, Straits of — Passage connecting the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean. Extending for about 110 mi (180 km) between the Florida Keys on the north and Cuba and the Bahamas on the south, the straits mark the area where the Florida Current, the initial part… …   Universalium

  • Straits of Florida — The Straits of Florida, Florida Straits, or Florida Strait is a strait located south southeast of the North American mainland, generally accepted to be between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and between the Florida Keys and Cuba. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Straits of Florida — sea passage between Cuba and the Florida Keys which connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mangroves of the Straits of Malacca — The Mangroves of the Straits of Malacca are found along the coast of Singapore, Thailand, and Northern Sumatra. These tropical mangrove forests are highly diverse, and are important wetlands with high conservation values. There are two Ramsar… …   Wikipedia

  • Straits — (as used in expressions) Florida Straits of Mackinac Straits of Straits Question Straits Settlements * * * …   Universalium

  • Florida — • The Peninsular or Everglade State, the most southern in the American Union and second largest east of the Mississippi Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Florida     Florida      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Florida — [flôr′ə də, flär′ə də] [Sp < L, lit., abounding in flowers < flos (gen. floris): see BLOOM1: so named by PONCE DE LEÓN Juan] 1. Southern state of the SE U.S., mostly on a peninsula between the Atlantic & the Gulf of Mexico: admitted, 1845;… …   English World dictionary

  • Florida — This article is about the U.S. state of Florida. For other uses, see Florida (disambiguation). State of Florida …   Wikipedia

  • Florida Keys — Palm trees in Islamorada Satellite image …   Wikipedia

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