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Nov 14 2013

Which ocean can be accessed through the Suez Canal (Egypt), Bab el Mandeb (Djibouti-Yemen), Strait of Hormuz (Iran-Oman), and Strait of Malacca (Indonesia-Malaysia)?

World Map

World Map. Courtesy, CIA, The World Factbook

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Answer: The Indian Ocean has four critically important access waterways which are the Suez Canal (Egypt), Bab el Mandeb (DjiboutiYemen), Strait of Hormuz (IranOman), and Strait of Malacca (IndonesiaMalaysia).

Indian Ocean

A satellite photo of the Indian Ocean. Courtesy, CIA, The World Factbook.

The major ports on the Indian Ocean are Chennai (Madras, India); Colombo (Sri Lanka); Durban (South Africa); Jakarta (Indonesia); Kolkata (CalcuttaIndia); Melbourne (Australia); Mumbai (BombayIndia).[/important]

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