Is there a place where two continents almost touch?

There are several places in the world where the continents almost touch. Asia and North America are only 56 miles (90 kilometers) apart at the Bering Straight between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Africa and Europe are only 8 miles (12.8 kilometers) apart at the Straight of Gibraltar, the strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Morocco. Europe and Asia are separated by about half a mile (0.80 kilometers) at the Bosporus Straight in Turkey, where Istanbul’s Bosporus Bridge joins the two continents. In May 2005 tennis star Venus Williams played a show game on the bridge, making it the only game of tennis to be played on two continents.


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