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Straits Connecting Black, Marmara and Aegean Seas – July 23rd, 2011

40.6N 28.2E

July 23rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Black Sea - July 14th, 2011

While the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas (below) are dotted with hundreds of Greek and Turkish islands, few are visible in the Black Sea (upper right).

The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Marmara (center) via the Bosphorus Strait, with the city of Istanbul located on either side. The Sea of Marmara is then linked to the Aegean Sea through the Dardanelles.

In the upper left quadrant, the Danube River can be seen flowing along the border of Romania (above) and Bulgaria (below), to its delta on the shores of the Black Sea.


Sea of Marmara Connecting Black and Aegean Seas, Turkey

41.1N 29.0E

July 1st, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Turkey - June 21st, 2011

Here, the Black Sea (upper right) can be seen connecting to the Sea of Marmara (center), which in turn connects to the Aegean Sea (lower left).

The Bosphorus strait connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and the Dardanelles strait to the Aegean. The former also separates Istanbul into its Asian and European sides. The Sea has an area of 11,350 km² (280 km x 80 km) with the greatest depth reaching 1,370 m.

Lakes Beyşehir and Eğirdir in Turkey, and Greek Dodecanese Islands

37.6N 28.6E

April 19th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Turkey - April 8th, 2011

Lakes Beyşehir (east) and Eğirdir (west), in southwestern Turkey, appear as bright teal areas near the right edge of this image.

Lake Beyşehir is 45 km long and 20 km wide and has an area of 650 km², giving it a larger surface area than its neighbor Eğirdir, which has an area of 482 km².

Visible on the left side of the image are multiple islands in the Aegean Sea, most of which actually belong to Greece, not Turkey. Most of those visible here are part of the Dodecanese, a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands that belong to the Southern Sporades island group.

Turkish Straits: the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles – March 9th, 2011

40.6N 28.2E

March 9th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Turkey - February 11th, 2011

Various straits and seas can be observed in this image of Turkey. In the upper left corner is the Black Sea, connected to the Sea of Marmara (center) by the Bosphorus Strait. Visible on either side of the Bosphorus is the city of Istanbul.

To the west, the Sea of Marmara is connected to the Aegean Sea by the Dardanelles. The strait is 61 kilometres (38 mi) long but only 1.2 to 6 kilometres (0.75 to 4 mi) wide, averaging 55 metres (180 ft) deep with a maximum depth of 82 metres (300 ft). Water flows in both directions along the strait, from the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean via a surface current and in the opposite direction via an undercurrent.

Islands in the Aegean and Sea of Crete, Greece and Turkey

March 5th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Turkey and Greece - February 11th, 2011

The Aegean Sea (above) and the Sea of Crete (below), between mainland Greece (left) and Turkey (right) are dotted with thousands of islands. The largest of these is Crete (bottom left corner), belonging to Greece.

The section of mainland Turkey visible here is part of the countyr’s Aegean Region, one of the 7 census-defined regions of Turkey. Several ridges of mountains, some of which are capped with snow, can be observed in the region.