According to what all grammars say, we should use 'the' with the names of canals.
the Suez Canal, the Panama Canal.
In the city where I live there's a canal called "Griboedov Canal' (after a well-known Russian playwright). Should I refer to it as 'THE Griboedov Canal" or just 'Griboedov Canal"? The question arose after I saw a Wiki artcile where the definite article was omitted. Is that the author's mistake or is there something that my grammars keep quiet about? Google also gave a surprising number of hits where the afticle was omitted as well.
Thank you in advance!
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