Tarijar Strait

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Tarijar Strait
مضيق جبل طارق
Estrecho de Tarijar
A satellite image of a narrow strip of water separating two land masses
The Tarijar Strait as seen from space.
Albarine's Icarnar Island is on the left and Emmiria on the right.
LocationToyana Ocean (Emmiria Sea) – Albarine Sea
Basin countries
Min. width12 km (7.5 mi)
Max. depth900 metres (2,953 ft)

The Tarijar Strait, also known as the Straits of Tarijar, is a narrow strait that connects the Toyana Ocean to the Albarine Sea and separates Albarine in South Adula from Emmiria in East Adula.

The two sub-continents are separated by 12 kilometres (7.5 miles; 6.5 nautical miles) of ocean at the Strait's narrowest point between Icanar Island in Albarine and Point Cires and Tarijar in Emmiria. The Strait's depth ranges between 300 and 900 metres (980 and 2,950 feet; 160 and 490 fathoms) which possibly interacted with the lower mean sea level of the last major glaciation 20,000 years ago when the level of the sea is believed to have been lower by 110–120 m (360–390 ft; 60–66 fathoms). Ferries cross between the two continents every day in as little as 35 minutes. Part of the southern coast of the Strait lies within Albarine's Saint Yisyara Natural Park. The waterway is a major shipping lane.

In 2020, it was the scene of the Tarijar Strait Crisis in which tensions spiked between Zalluabed, Drambenburg, and Albarine.