The Bering Strait separates North America from Asia. It is a sea passage located between Alaska and Russia. The length of the Strait is 58 miles, and it has areas where the water depth can reach 165 feet.Know More
The Bering Strait connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The International Date Line also runs along the Bering Strait, putting Alaska and Russia on different calendar days.
The last ice age destroyed the land that connected Russia and Alaska. The natural bridge that once existed between the land masses is known as Beringia. Scientists have speculated that people from Asia migrated to Alaska over the bridge.Learn more about Bodies of Water
Popular North Carolina lakes include Lake Lure, Lake James and Lake Santeetlah. Lake Lure is located within an hour of Asheville, North Carolina, and was the setting for the film "Dirty Dancing." This 720 acre lake is surrounded by three fine inns including the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa.Full Answer >
South Asia is often referred to as a subcontinent because the countries that form South Asia are considered to be part of a large, self-contained landmass within a larger continent. The South Asian subcontinent is also commonly referred to as the Indian Subcontinent.Full Answer >
Running between the state of Missouri and its source in Montana, the longest river in North America is the Missouri River. The river flows 2,341 miles until it reaches its mouth at the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. The Missouri River, just slightly longer than the Mississippi River, combines with it to form the fourth largest river system in the world after the Nile, Amazon and Yangtze rivers.Full Answer >
The Tigris River is located in Asia, running southeast from Turkey to Iraq where it joins the Euphrates to form the Shatt-al-Arab delta. This in turn flows into the Persian Gulf and is part of a canal and irrigation system that has been around since as early as 2400 B.C.Full Answer >