Tatar Strait

Tatar Strait
strait between Sakhalin Island & the Asia mainland: c. 350 mi (563 km) long

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Wide passage in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, connecting the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk.

Located between Sakhalin Island and the Russian mainland, it is generally shallow, with depths less than 700 ft (210 m). Ice impedes its ports for half the year.

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Russian  Tatarsky Proliv,  also called  Gulf Of Tatary,  

      narrow passage of the northwest Pacific Ocean from the Sea of Japan (south) to the Sea of Okhotsk between Sakhalin Island (east) and the Asian mainland. From 4.5 to 213 miles (7 to 342 km) in width and 393 miles (632 km) long, it is generally shallow with depths less than 700 feet (210 m). The strait, which receives the Amur River in the north, is the site of the Russian ports of Uglegorsk, Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky, Lesogorsk, and Sovetskaya Gavan. Port operation is severely restricted by ice from mid-November to mid-May.

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Universalium. 2010.

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