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Bays in Russia Along Black Sea Coast

44.5N 38.0E

August 11th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Russia - July 10th, 2009

Russia - July 10th, 2009

This area of Russian land along the Black Sea visible in this orthorectified image is framed by an area of higher elevation reaching about 600 meters. To the north, the land appears flatter and used for agriculture.

Along the shoreline, two bays can be observed: Tsemes Bay (left) and Gelendzhik Bay (right).The former takes its name from the Tsemes River, which flows into the bay. The length of the bay is 15 kilometers, with a maximum width of 9 kilometers. It is bordered by the Sudzhuk Spit and Cape Doob.

Situated along the shores of Gelendzhik Bay is the resort town of Gelendzhik. The municipality of Greater Gelendzhik spawls for 102 kilometers along the coastline and covers an area of 122,754 ha (of which only 1,926 ha fall within the boundaries of Gelendzhik proper).

Many boats can be seen in Tsemes Bay, and a large cluster is also present along the coast between the two bays. Further offshore, the radar imagery makes it possible to observe the direction of the water currents in the Black Sea.

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