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OAS seaname Detail for Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin

seanames_id:116
Seaname:Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Sea code:28A
Definition:The limits of the Western Basin of the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by the coasts of Spain, France, Monaco and Italy on the North and the East, and by the coasts of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco on the South, are the following: On the North and the East: From Cape Trafalgar (36 Degrees 11 Minutes N - 6 Degrees 02 Minutes W), on the southern coast of Spain, eastward, along the coasts of Spain, France, Monaco and Italy, to Cape Paci (38 Degrees 15 Minutes 06 Seconds N - 15 Degrees 42 Minutes 10 Seconds E), on the southwestern coast of Italy. On the Southeast: A line joining Cape Paci westward to Cape Peloro (38 Degrees 16 Minutes N - 15 Degrees 39 Minutes 17 Seconds E), the northeastern extremity of Sicilia Island (the common limit with the Eastern Basin, in the Strait of Messina, see 3.1.2); thence from Cape Peloro westward, along the northern coast of this island, to Cape Lilibeo (37 Degrees 47 Minutes 57 Seconds N - 12 Degrees 25 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the western extremity thereof; and thence a line joining Cape Lilibeo southwestward to Cape Bon (Ra's at Tib) (37 Degrees 05 Minutes N - 11 Degrees 02440 Seconds E), the northeastern extremity of Tunisia (the common limit with the Eastern Basin, in the Strait of Sicilia, see 3.1.2). On the South: From Cape Bon westward, along the coasts of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, to Cape Espartel (35 Degrees 47 Minutes 36 Seconds N - 5 Degrees 55 Minutes 24 Seconds W), on the northern coast of Morocco. On the West: A line joining Cape Espartel northward to Cape Trafalgar (36 Degrees 11 Minutes N - 6 Degrees 02 Minutes W), on the southern coast of Spain (the common limit with the North Atlantic Ocean, see 1.).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Deprecated:false
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00