Strait of Gibraltar
The Strait of Gibraltar forms the narrow inlet connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. The dimensions of the Strait are about 20 km wide by less than a kilometer deep, though it has formed a historically important physiographic barrier between the African and European continents. In this image is the Rock of Gibraltar (dagger shaped peninsula in top right corner), which lends its name to the Strait. In the lower left corner is Tangier, Morocco.