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Palk Strait(pôk, pôlk), 40 to 85 mi (64–137 km) wide, between India and Sri Lanka. At its southern end, it is studded with shoal reefs, forming Adam's BridgeAdam's Bridge
or Rama's Bridge
, chain of shoals, c.18 mi (30 km) long, SW Palk Strait, between India and island nation of Sri Lanka. At high tide it is covered by c.4 ft (1.
..... Click the link for more information. (or Rama's Bridge), and by small islands off the Sri Lanka's JaffnaJaffna
, peninsula, northernmost part of Sri Lanka, separated from India by Palk Strait. The peninsula is densely inhabited, largely by Tamil-speaking people. Jaffna suffered under the Portuguese and Dutch occupations of the 17th–18th cent.
..... Click the link for more information. peninsula. The strait's treacherous waters are avoided by most ships. A train-ferry crosses the strait (c.20 mi/32 km) between Dhanushkodi, India, and Talaimannar, Sri Lanka.
a strait in the Indian Ocean situated between the Indian peninsula and the northern extremity of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). It joins the Bay of Bengal and Palk Bay. At its narrowest point the strait measures approximately 55 km wide; its depth ranges from 2 to 9 m. It was named after the English statesman R. Palk.