The Mediterranean Sea is located Between Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Its size is 965,000 square miles.
Its greatest depth is in the Ionian Basin south of Greece at 16,800 feet (5,121 m) below sea level. Its linked to the Atlantic Ocean by the Straight of Gibraltar. It was thought to be the remnant of the Tethys Sea, which formerly girdled the Eastern Hemisphere. It is now known to be a structurally younger basin. Its continental shelves are relatively narrow.