Nicholas Channel

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1899 map of Cuba with the Nicholas Channel in the north, between Cay Sal Bank and Cuba's northern coastal islands.

Nicholas Channel (also Saint Nicholas Channel; Spanish: Canal de Nicolas or Canal de San Nicolas) is a strait off the northeastern coast of Cuba. It lies 90 miles (140 km) east of Havana. It separates Cuba from the most southwestern of the islands of the Bahamas.

Part of the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered to the west by the Straits of Florida, to the north by the Cay Sal Bank and to the south by the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago off Cuba's north shore and to the east by the Old Bahama Channel.

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Coordinates: 23°25′N 80°05′W / 23.417°N 80.083°W / 23.417; -80.083 (Nicholas Channel)