1 Canals are artificial waterways that for purposes of international legal regulation (see also Traffic and Transport, International Regulation) must be distinguished from natural waterways such as international watercourses or international straits (Straits, International). There are several kinds of such man-made waterways, that can be classified according to the uses served or to the geographical situation. Maritime or interoceanic canals connecting different portions of the open seas, and inland canals duplicating rivers or improving navigable portions of...
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