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Red Sea

Lake information
NameRed Sea
Geography
Max. length2250 km (1398.1 mi)
Max. width355 km (220.6 mi)
Surface area438000 km2 (169112.7 sqmi)
Average depth490 m (1607.6 ft)
Max. depth2211 m (7253.9 ft)
Water volume233000 km3 (764435.7 cmi)

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The Red Sea (alternatively Arabian Gulf or Gulf of Arabia) is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. In the north, there is the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal). The Red Sea is a Global 200 ecoregion.

Occupying a part of the Great Rift Valley, the Red Sea has a surface area of roughly 438,000 km2 (169,100 mi2). It is about 2250 km (1398 mi) long and, at its widest point, 355 km (220.6 mi) wide. It has a maximum depth of 2211 m (7254 ft) in the central median trench, and an average depth of 490 m (1,608 ft). However, there are also extensive shallow shelves, noted for their marine life and corals. The sea is the habitat of over 1,000 invertebrate species, and 200 soft and hard corals. It is the world's northernmost tropical sea.


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