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Islands in the Red Sea near Hanak, Saudi Arabia

December 15th, 2008 Category: Snapshots

Islands in the Red Sea near Hanak, Saudi Arabia - December 15th, 2008

Islands in the Red Sea near Hanak, Saudi Arabia - December 15th, 2008

The western coast of Saudi Arabia has a steep escarpment which parallels the Red Sea. The northern part is known as the Hijaz. This mountain range rarely exceeds 2,100 meters, and the elevation gradually decreases as one moves south.

The rugged mountain wall drops abruptly to the sea with only a few intermittent coastal plains. One flatter coastal area is visible here.

A cluster of islands can also be seen in the Red Sea, near the town of Hanak in the province of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The shallow water around these islands is evidenced by the lighter blue water around them.

source Wikipedia

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