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Black Sea Bounded by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus

46.2N 36.2E

October 12th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

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The Black Sea is an inland sea bounded by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is ultimately connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas and various straits.

Here, the countries of Turkey (below), Georgia (center right), Russia (upper right quadrant) and the Ukraine (upper left quadrant) can be seen around the shores. The large body of water connected to the northern shores is the Sea of Azov.

Although much of the land to the north of the sea appears flat, the Pontic Range, in Turkey, can be seen parallel to the southern shores, and the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range can be seen extending eastwards from the eastern shores.

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