- November 29, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Dozens of demonstrators have assembled outside Downing Street to protest over the deaths of 27 people who perished while trying to cross the English Channel.
- The English Channel, is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Southern England from northern France and links to the southern part of the North Sea by the Strait of Dover at its northeastern end. It is the busiest shipping area in the world.
- The Channel was a key factor in Britain becoming a naval superpower and has been utilised by Britain as a natural defence mechanism through which they halted many would-be invasions, such as the Napoleonic Wars and those of Adolf Hitler in World War II.
- The population around the English Channel is predominantly located on the English coast and the major languages spoken in this region are French and English.