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Bering Strait

The Bering Strait is a sea strait between Cape Dezhnev, Russia, the easternmost point (169 degrees 43' W) of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, the westernmost point (168 degrees 05' W) of the North American continent, with latitude of about 65 degrees 40' North, slightly south of the polar circle.

The strait is approximately 92 km (58 mile) wide, with a depth of 30-50 m (100-165 ft) and connects the Chukchi Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean) in the north with the Bering Sea (part of the Pacific Ocean) in the south.

The area is sparsely populated.

Scientists believe that during the ice age this strait was frozen over, allowing for homosapiens and other animals to cross.

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