Equatorial Channel

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Equatorial Channel

 

a strait in the southern Maldives, between Suvadiva Atoll and Fua Mulaku Island. The Equatorial Channel is 85 km wide, with depths to 2,421 m. It flows westward in winter and eastward in summer at a velocity of approximately 2 km per hour.

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