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Mountains Framing Black Sea

41.8N 40.9E

April 23rd, 2012 Category: Mountains

Black Sea - January 2nd, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows part of the Black Sea, which has a total area of 436,400 km2 (168,500 sq mi), a maximum depth of 2,212 m (7,257 ft), and a volume of 547,000 km3 (131,200 cu mi). The Black Sea forms in an east-west trending elliptical depression which lies between Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. It is constrained by the Pontic Mountains to the south, the Caucasus Mountains to the east. This image shows the contours of the mountains by its eastern shoreline, by Turkey and Georgia.

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