Palk Strait
geographical name strait 40 miles (64 kilometers) wide between N Sri Lanka & SE India connecting Gulf of Mannar & Bay of Bengal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Palk Strait — The Palk Strait is a strait that lies between the Tamil Nadu state of India and the island nation of Sri Lanka. It connects the Bay of Bengal to the northeast with the Gulf of Mannar to the south. The strait is 40 to 85 miles (64 137 km) wide.… …   Wikipedia

  • Palk Strait — ▪ strait, Bay of Bengal       inlet of the Bay of Bengal, between southeastern India and northern Sri Lanka and bounded on the south by Pāmban Island (India), Adam s (Rama s) Bridge (a chain of shoals), and Mannar Island (Sri Lanka). The strait… …   Universalium

  • Palk Strait — /pɔk ˈstreɪt/ (say pawk strayt), /pɔlk/ (say pawlk) noun a channel between southern India and northern Sri Lanka. About 64 km wide …   Australian English dictionary

  • Palk Strait — [pôk; pôlk] an inlet of the Bay of Bengal that separates northern Sri Lanka from the coast of Tamil Nadu in India. It lies to the north of Adam s Bridge, which separates it from the Gulf of Mannar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strait — A strait is a narrow, navigable channel of water that connects two larger navigable bodies of water. It most commonly refers to a channel of water that lies between two land masses, but it may also refer to a navigable channel through a body of… …   Wikipedia

  • PALK'S STRAIT —    the channel which separates Ceylon from the mainland of India, 100 m. long and 40 m. wide, generally shallow.    See ADAM S BRIDGE …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Robert Palk — Sir Robert Palk, 1st Baronet (December 1717 ndash; 29 April 1798) was an English cleric and politician. He is mostly known for his involvement with the British East India Company and his term as governor of the Madras Presidency.Early lifeRobert… …   Wikipedia

  • PalkStrait — Palk Strait (pôk, pôlk) A waterway between southeast India and northern Sri Lanka. It is known for its reefs and treacherous waters. * * * …   Universalium

  • Indian Ocean — This article is about the water body. For the Indian fusion music band, see Indian Ocean (band). The Indian Ocean, not including the Antarctic region. Earth s oceans (World Ocean) …   Wikipedia

  • Adam's Bridge — (Tamil: ta. ஆதாம் பாலம் transl|ta|āthām pālam ), also known as Rama s Bridge or Ram Setu (Tamil: ta. இராமர் பாலம் transl|ta|irāmar pālam , Sanskrit: sa. रामसेतु IAST|rāmasetu ) [also spelled Rama Setu , Ram Sethu , Ramasethu and variants.] , is a …   Wikipedia

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