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5.50 meters is about one-fifteen-thousandth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 16,000 times that amount.
(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88,000 meters in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 26 meters above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
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