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Kra, an isthmus varying in breadth from 44 miles upward, and connecting Siam with the Malay peninsula. A plan has been formed for piercing the isthmus by a canal which would utilise the mouth of the Pakchan, which trends inland 17 miles to the N.E., and would pass through a low ridge of about 7 miles wide and enter the Gulf of Siam, thus shortening considerably the distance from Hong Kong to the Indian ports.