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Red Sea Between Africa and Middle East

13.9N 42.3E

June 7th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Red Sea - June 1st, 2010

Red Sea - June 1st, 2010

The Red Sea (left) extends southeast from Suez, Egypt, for about 1,200 mi (1,930 km) to the Strait of Mandeb, which connects with the Gulf of Aden (right) and then with the Arabian Sea.

The Red Sea separates the coasts of Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea from those of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It contains some of the world’s warmest and saltiest seawater. With its connection to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, it is one of the most heavily traveled waterways in the world.

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