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Sediments in the Adriatic Sea Along the Coast of Albania – February 5th, 2011

40.6N 19.3E

February 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Albania - January 16th, 2011

Thick tan sediments line the Adriatic coast of Albania. Many may be released by the Vjosë (or Aoös) River. Its total length is about 272 kilometres (169 mi), of which the first 80 kilometres (50 mi) are in Greece, and the remaining 192 kilometres (119 mi) are in Albania.

Further inland, two large lakes can be seen by the border of Albania, Macedonia and Greece. The larger, oval-shaped one is Lake Ohrid, straddling the mountainous border between the southwestern Republic of Macedonia and eastern Albania.The other is one of the Prespa Lakes, shared by Greece, Albania, and the Republic of Macedonia.

Corfu and the Border Zone of Albania, Greece and Macedonia

39.6N 19.9E

September 28th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Albania, Greece and Macedonia - July 26th, 2009

Albania, Greece and Macedonia - July 26th, 2009

Sun glint off the Ionian Sea highlights the movement of its waters around the Greek island of Corfu. This large island is located off the shores of southern Albania and northwestern Greece. The terrain of these two countries along the sea, as well as that of the landlocked Republic of Macedonia (upper right quadrant), occupies the rest of the image.

More precisely, the northern part of Corfu lies off the coast of Sarandë, Albania, from which it is separated by straits varying in breadth from 3 to 23 km (2 to 15 mi). The island’s southern part lies off the coast of Thesprotia, Greece.

Inland, much of the landscape is mountainous. The lakes visible above center are Lake Ohrid, straddling the mountainous border between the southwestern region Macedonia and eastern Albania, and Prespa Lakes, shared by Greece, Albania, and Macedonia.

The body of water visible on the far right edge is actually part of the Aegean Sea, which borders Greece on its eastern side.

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