The English Channel

In France, the Channel is called la Manche, or "the sleeve".

At its narrowest, the Channel is 34 kilometres across.

The Channel Tunnel was built at a speed of 100 - 150m per day.

The English Channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world.

The Channel Tunnel is 50km long.

400 ships cross the English Channel every day.

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