Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Sea


Location

The Mediterranean Sea is located Between Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Size


It’s size is 965,000 square miles.


Interesting Information


It’s greatest depth is in the Ionian Basin south of Greece at 16,800 feet (5,121 m) below sea level. It’s 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. It’s continental shelves are relatively narrow.


Bibliography

http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/08281.html
Copyright : 1998
Encarta Encyclopedia Copyright : 1997

Created By : Hope
Date Created :
September 28,2000

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