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OAS seaname Detail for Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin

seanames_id:59
Seaname:Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Sea code:28B
Definition:The limits of the Eastern Basin of the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by the coasts of Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, are the following: On the North, the East and the South: From Cape Paci (38 Degrees 15 Minutes 06 Seconds N - 15 Degrees 42 Minutes 10 Seconds E), on the southwestern coast of Italy, eastward, along the coasts of Italy, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece and Turkey, to Mehmetçik Cape (40 Degrees 02 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 26 Degrees 10 Minutes 30 Seconds E), on the northwestern coast of Turkey; thence a line joining Mehmetçik Cape southward, across the western entrance of the Dardanelles (Çanakkale Strait), to Kumkale Cape (40 Degrees 00 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 26 Degrees 11 Minutes 55 Seconds E) (the common limit with the Sea of Marmara, see 3.2). and thence from Kumkale Cape, along the coasts of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, to Cape Bon (Ra's at Tib) (37 Degrees 05 Minutes N - 11 Degrees 02 Minutes 40 Seconds E), the northeastern extremity of Tunisia. On the West: A line joining Cape Bon northeastward to Cape Lilibeo (37 Degrees 47 Minutes 57 Seconds N - 12 Degrees 25 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the western extremity of Sicilia (the common limit with the Western Basin, in the Strait of Sicilia, see 3.1.1); thence from Cape Lilibeo eastward, along the southern and eastern coasts of Sicilia, to Cape Peloro (38 Degrees 16 Minutes N - 15 Degrees 39 Minutes 17 Seconds E), the northeastern extremity of this island; and thence a line joining Cape Peloro eastward to Cape Paci (38 Degrees 15 Minutes 06 Seconds N - 15 Degrees 42 Minutes 10 Seconds E), on the southwestern coast of Italy (the common limit with the Western Basin, in the Strait of Messina, see 3.1.1).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
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Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00