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.Continue Reading
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
The largest lake in North America is Lake Superior. The lake is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America and has a surface area of 31,700 square miles.Full Answer >
The Bering Strait is the body of water that separates Alaska from the Asian continent. The distance across the strait from the United States to Russia is 58 miles.Full Answer >
John Cabot explored North America searching for a more northern route to Asia than the one Christopher Columbus found. His letters patent from King Henry VII authorized him to explore new lands, return to England with merchandise and have a monopoly on any trade.Full Answer >
The four geographical boundaries that divide Europe from Asia are the Bosphorus, the Dardanelles, the Caucasus and the Ural Mountains. Together, these four boundaries create a geographical line that stretches extends north to south through the western quarter of Russia, goes around the western boarder of Kazakhstan and the Caspian Sea, and runs east to west along the northern border of Turkey and Azerbaijan.Full Answer >