isthmus of kra

Kra

[krah]
noun
the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula, between the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Siam. 35 miles (56 km) wide.
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Kra (krɑː)
 
n
Isthmus of Kra an isthmus of SW Thailand, between the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Thailand: the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula. Width: about 56 km (35 miles)

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isthmus of kra

narrow neck of southern Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand, connecting the Malay Peninsula to the Asian mainland. The isthmus lies between the Gulf of Thailand to the east and the Andaman Sea to the west. It is 25-30 miles (40-48 km) wide at its narrowest point, between Chumphon and Kra Buri (both in Thailand). Kra Buri, for which it was named, is at the head of the Pakchan River estuary, an inlet of the Andaman Sea.

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