Irish Sea

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The Irish Sea (Irish: Muir Éireann or Muir Mhanann, Manx: Mooir Vannin, Scots: Erse Sea, Scottish Gaelic: Muir Èireann or Muir Mhanainn[1], Welsh: Môr Iwerddon) also known as the Mann Sea or Manx Sea, separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. It is connected to the Atlantic Ocean in the south by St George's Channel, and in the north by the North Channel. Anglesey is the largest island within the Irish Sea, followed by the Isle of Man.

The sea is of significant economic importance to regional trade, shipping and transport, fishing and power generation in the form of wind power and nuclear plants. Annual traffic between the two islands amounts to over 12 million passengers and 17 million tonnes of traded goods.

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The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Irish Sea (with St George's Channel) as follows:[2]

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