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Sicily Channel

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The Strait of Sicily (also known as Sicilian Strait, Sicilian Channel, Channel of Sicily, Sicilian Narrows and Pantelleria Channel; Italian: Canale di Sicilia or the Stretto di Sicilia; Sicilian: Canali di Sicilia or Strittu di Sicilia, Arabic: مضيق صقلية‎ or مضيق الوطن القبلي) is the strait between Sicily and Tunisia. The strait is about 145 km wide and divides the Tyrrhenian Sea and the western Mediterranean Sea, from the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Deep currents in the strait flow from east to west, and the current nearer the surface travels from west to east. This unusual water flow is of interest to oceanographers.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

  • On 30 June 2012, Neil Agius completed a 126.3 km swim from Linosa, Italy to Xlendi Bay, Gozo on Malta in over 52 hours at the age of 35.

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