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71 kilometers is about four-fifths as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, it's 0.810 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 1.20 times that amount.
(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88 kilometers in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 0.026 kilometers above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
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