The Dardanelles, formerly known as Hellespont, is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. It is one of the Turkish Straits, along with its counterpart the Bosphorus. It is located at approximately {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:40|13|N|26|26|E||| | |name= }}. The strait is 61 kilometres long but only 1.2 to 6 kilometres (to mi) wide, averaging 55 metres deep with a maximum depth of 103 metres .

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