9 maps that explain the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea almost entirely encircled by land and connected to the Atlantic Ocean.

It includes an area of approximately 2.5 million square kilometers (970 thousand sq mi), but its connection to the Atlantic Sea through the Strait of Gibraltar is only 14 kilometers (9 miles) wide.

The Mediterranean Sea has an average depth of 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles), and the deepest registered point is 5,3 kilometer (3,3 miles) in the Calypso Deep positioned in the Hellenic Trench (Ionian Sea).

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