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Cairt o New Zealand wi merk shawin location o Cook Strait
Cairt o New Zealand wi merk shawin location o Cook Strait
Cook Strait
Cook Strait connects the Tasman Sea tae the Paceefic Ocean. It can be dangerous an unpredictable.

Cook Strait lies atween the North an Sooth Islands o New Zealand. It connects the Tasman Sea on the northwast wi the Sooth Paceefic Ocean on the sootheast, an runs next tae the caipital ceety, Wellington. It is 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide at its narraest pynt,[1] an is considert ane o the maist dangerous an unpredictable watters in the warld.[2]

ReferencesEedit

  1. McLintock, A H, Ed. (1966) Cook Strait frae An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, updatit 18-Sep-2007. Note: This is the distance atween the North Island an Arapaoa Island; some soorces gie a slichtly lairger readin o aroond 24.5 kilometres (15.2 mi), that atween the North Island and the Sooth Island.
  2. McLauchlan, Gordon (Ed.) (1987) New Zealand encyclopedia, Bateman, P. 121. ISBN 978-0-908610-21-1.

Coordinates: 41°13′46″S 174°28′59″E / 41.22944°S 174.48306°E / -41.22944; 174.48306