Malacca, Strait of
geographical name channel 500 miles (805 kilometers) long between S Malay Peninsula & island of Sumatra

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Malacca, Strait of — Channel connecting the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. It lies between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. It is 500 mi (800 km) long and is funnel shaped; only 40 mi (65 km) wide in the south, it broadens in the north to 155 mi (249 km).… …   Universalium

  • Malacca, Strait of — strait betw. Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Malacca, Strait of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malacca, sultanate of — (1403?–1511) Malay dynasty that ruled the great entrepôt of Malacca (Melaka) and its dependencies. Malacca, which commanded the main sea route between India and China, was founded by Paramesvara died 1424 , who converted to Islam and took the… …   Universalium

  • Malacca Strait Bridge — Jambatan/Jembatan Selat Melaka Official name Malacca Strait Bridge Carries Motor vehicles Crosses Straits of Malacca Locale Dumai Rupat Toll Road, Indonesia Telok Gong Masjid Tanah Alor Gajah …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Malacca — The Strait of Malacca connects the Pacific Ocean to the east with the Indian Ocean to the west. Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Malacca — noun A strait between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra …   Wiktionary

  • Piracy in the Strait of Malacca — has historically been an unresolved threat to ship owners and the mariners who ply the 900km long (550 miles) sea lane. In recent years, coordinated patrols by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, along with increased security on vessels have… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Malacca Strait — Part of the Pacific theater of World War II Japanese cruiser H …   Wikipedia

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