Formosa Strait


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Formosa Strait:

see Taiwan StraitTaiwan Strait,
Chinese Taiwan haixia, arm of the Pacific Ocean, between China's Fujian coast and Taiwan, linking the East and South China seas. It contains the Pescadores. It is also called the Formosa Strait.
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Formosa Strait

 

a strait between eastern mainland Asia and the island of Taiwan. The Formosa Strait, which connects the East China Sea and the South China Sea, measures approximately 360 km in length and has a minimum width of approximately 130 km. The minimum depth in the fairway is 60 m. The mainland coast is dissected by bays and has many islands, while the Taiwanese coast is straight. The Pescadores Islands are located in the southern part of the strait. The current flows south in the winter and north in the summer; the velocity is 1 km/hr. There are strong tidal currents. The ports of Kaohsiung, Foochow, and Hsiamen (China) are situated on the strait.

Formosa Strait

an arm of the Pacific between Taiwan and mainland China, linking the East and South China Seas
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