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The Dardanelles, a long narrow strait dividing the Balkans (Europe) along the Gallipoli peninsula from Asia Minor
Map showing the location of the Dardanelles (yellow) relative to the Bosphorus (red) and the Sea of Marmara

The Dardanelles ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Turkish: Çanakkale Boğazı{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Greek: Δαρδανέλλια, Dardanellia{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), formerly known as Hellespont ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Greek: Ἑλλήσποντος{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Hellespontos, literally "Sea of Helle"), is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. It is one of the Turkish Straits, along with its counterpart, the Bosphorus. It is located at approximately {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:40|13|N|26|26|E||| | |name= }}. The strait is {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} long but only {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} wide, averaging {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} deep with a maximum depth of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}.<ref>Nautical Chart at GeoHack-Dardanelles, Map Tech</ref> Water flows in both directions along the strait, from the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean via a surface current and in the opposite direction via an undercurrent.

Like the Bosphorus, it separates Europe (the Gallipoli peninsula) from the mainland of Asia (Anatolia). The strait is an international waterway, and together with the Sea of Marmara and the Bosporus, the Dardanelles connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Çanakkale Suspension Bridge has been planned, connecting Sarıçay (a district of Çanakkale Province) on the Asian side to Kilitbahir on the European side. This is the narrowest part of the strait.<ref>http://www.botek.info/detay_motor_12.html</ref>


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The Dardanelles, a long narrow strait dividing the Balkans (Europe) along the Gallipoli peninsula from Asia Minor
Map showing the location of the Dardanelles (yellow) relative to the Bosphorus (red) and the Sea of Marmara

The Dardanelles ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Turkish: Çanakkale Boğazı{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Greek: Δαρδανέλλια, Dardanellia{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), formerly known as Hellespont ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; Greek: Ἑλλήσποντος{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, Hellespontos, literally "Sea of Helle"), is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. It is one of the Turkish Straits, along with its counterpart, the Bosphorus. It is located at approximately {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:40|13|N|26|26|E||| | |name= }}. The strait is {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} long but only {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} wide, averaging {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} deep with a maximum depth of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}.<ref>Nautical Chart at GeoHack-Dardanelles, Map Tech</ref> Water flows in both directions along the strait, from the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean via a surface current and in the opposite direction via an undercurrent.

Like the Bosphorus, it separates Europe (the Gallipoli peninsula) from the mainland of Asia (Anatolia). The strait is an international waterway, and together with the Sea of Marmara and the Bosporus, the Dardanelles connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Çanakkale Suspension Bridge has been planned, connecting Sarıçay (a district of Çanakkale Province) on the Asian side to Kilitbahir on the European side. This is the narrowest part of the strait.<ref>http://www.botek.info/detay_motor_12.html</ref>


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