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Kara Strait

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Kara Strait

A map showing the location of the Kara Strait.

The Kara Strait or Kara Gates (Russian: Пролив Карские Ворота; Proliv Karskiye Vorota) is a 56 km (35 mi) wide channel of water between the southern end of Novaya Zemlya and the northern tip of Vaygach Island. This strait connects the Kara Sea and the Barents Sea in northern Russia.

The Kara Strait was an important waterway in the early exploration of the Northern Sea Route.


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