Bering Strait

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 65 ° 43' 33" N, 168 ° 25' 13" W
  • Region: Nome (CA)
  • Uses:
  • Bays: Norton Bay,

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About
connecting Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea and separating Asia and North America. 55 miles wide.

History
Named in 1778 by Captain James Cook, Royal Navy (RN). The name "Strets de Anian" is shown for this feature on a map dated 1572.

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