Sir Francis Drake Channel

The Sir Francis Drake Channel is a strait in the , separating the main island of from several smaller islands to the south. As the name suggests, the channel is named after famed English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Notable Places in the Area

is an located half a mile north east of Deadman's Bay on , . is situated 2 miles southeast of Sir Francis Drake Channel. Photo: Legis, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

The are a self-governing overseas territory in the just to the north-east of the . Photo: Jackie, CC BY 2.0.

The Southern lslands of the are uninhabited, but nonetheless oft visited by island hopping yachters. Photo: Matt & Nayoung, CC BY 2.0.

, located on , is the capital of the . is situated 4 miles northwest of Sir Francis Drake Channel. Photo: superde1uxe, CC BY 2.0.

Sir Francis Drake Channel

18.388° or 18° 23' 16.9" north
-64.581° or 64° 34' 51.5" west
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Also Known As

  • Cebuano: Sir Francis Drake Channel
  • Dutch: Sir Francis Drake Channel
  • Hindi: Sir Francis Drake
  • Drake’s Channel

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