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Ethiopia, Somalia and the Gulf of Aden Coastline

7.3N 44.7E

December 21st, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Somalia and Ethiopia - December 11th, 2011

The Gulf of Aden can be seen at the upper center and right, in the Arabian Sea between Yemen (top center), on the south coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and Somalia in the Horn of Africa. In the northwest, it connects with the Red Sea through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait, which is about 20 miles wide.

This image focuses on the Somali coast, the longest coastline on the African continent. In additionn to the gulf to the north, Somalia is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya to the southwest, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Ethiopia to the west. Its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.

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