Luzon Strait


Luzon Strait
Passage between northern Luzon, Philippines, and southern Taiwan.

Connecting the China Sea on the west with the Philippine Sea on the east, and extending 200 mi (320 km), it is part of an important shipping route. A series of channels, it is dotted with the islands of the Batan and Babuyan island groups.

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      strait extending for more than 200 miles (320 km) between the islands of Taiwan (north) and Luzon, Philippines (south). It connects the South China Sea (west) with the Philippine Sea (east). The strait is a series of channels, dotted with islands in its southern reaches—i.e., the Batan and Babuyan island groups. The main channels are Bashi (north), Balintang (central), and Babuyan (south). It is on a main shipping route.

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