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Turkey’s Aegean Region and Nearby Greek Islands

36.1N 27.8E

December 5th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Greece and Turkey - November 8th, 2011

Located on the western side of Anatolia, Turkey’s Aegean region has a fertile soil and a typically Mediterranean climate; with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The broad, cultivated valley lowlands contain about half of the country’s richest farmlands.

Visible in the lower right quadrant is part of Turkey’s Mediterranean Region. Also, visible off the coast are some of the Aegean Islands, most of which belong to Greece. Of particular note are Lesbos, the largest island in the upper left quadrant and the third largest Greek island, with an area of 1,632 km2 (630 sq mi), and Rhodes, the largest island in the lower right quadrant and the argest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece, with an area of 1,400 km2 (541 sq mi).

Greek Island of Rhodes off the Coast of Turkey

36.1N 27.9E

May 20th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Turkey and Greece - April 18th, 2010

Turkey and Greece - April 18th, 2010

Many islands are visible off the coast of Turkey, although despite their close proximity to that nation, most belong to Greece. The largest visible here is the island of Rhodes.

It is the largest of the Dodecanese group, Greece, and the most easterly in the Aegean Sea, separated from Turkey by the Strait of Marmara. The 540-sq-mi (1,398-sq-km) island is traversed northwest-southeast by hills that reach 3,986 ft (1,215 m) in the summit of Atáviros.

South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province Along Indian Ocean – April 10th, 2010

33.9S 25.5E

April 10th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

South Africa - March 5th, 2010

South Africa - March 5th, 2010

The shoreline here belongs to South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, with the city of Port Elizabeth located on the land protuding outward between two bays. The coast, along the Indian Ocean, is generally rugged with interspersed beaches.

The province becomes progressively wetter from west to east. The west is mostly semi-arid Karoo, except in the far south, which is temperate rainforest in the Tsitsikamma region.

Most of the province is hilly to very mountainous between Graaff-Reinet and Rhodes including the Sneeuberge (Snow Mountains), Stormberge, Winterberge and Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains). The highest point in the province is Ben Macdhui at 3001m.

The east from East London towards the Kwa-Zulu Natal border is lush grassland with intermittent forest. This region, Transkei, is rolling hills punctuated by deep gorges.

Islands of the Aegean Sea – July 15th, 2009

39.0N 25.2E

July 15th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Aegean Sea and Islands - June 29th, 2009

Aegean Sea and Islands - June 29th, 2009

The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece (left) and Turkey (right) respectively. In the north, it is connected to the Marmara Sea and Black Sea by the Dardanelles and Bosphorus Strait.

The Aegean Islands are within the sea and some bound it on its southern periphery, including Crete (bottom center) and Rhodes (largest island in lower right quadrant).

Almost all of the Aegean Islands belong to Greece, being split among nine administrative peripheries. Turkish possessions include Imbros (Gökçeada), Tenedos (Bozcaada), and eight more islets off Turkey’s western coast.

The Greek Aegean Islands are traditionally subdivided into seven groups, from north to south: Northeastern Aegean Islands, Sporades, Euboea, Argo-Saronic Islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese (Southern Sporades) and Crete.

The island of Rhodes

September 9th, 2008 Category: Events, Snapshots

September 9th, 2008 - The island of RhodesGreece

September 9th, 2008 - The island of Rhodes

The island of Rhodes is shaped like a spearhead, 79.7 km (49.5 mi) long and 38 km (24 mi) wide, with a total area of approximately 1,400 square kilometres (541 sq mi) and a coastline of approximately 220 km (137 mi). The city of Rhodes is located at the northern tip of the island, as well as the site of the ancient and modern commercial harbours. The main air gateway (Diagoras International Airport, IATA code: RHO) is located 14 km (9 mi) to the southwest of the city in Paradisi. The road network radiates from the city along the east and west coasts.

In terms of flora and fauna, Rhodes is closer to Asia Minor than to the rest of Greece. The interior of the island is mountainous, sparsely inhabited and covered with forests of pine (Pinus brutia) and cypress (Cupressus sempervirens). The island is home to the Rhodian deer. In Petaludes Valley (Greek for “Valley of the Butterflies”), large numbers of tiger moths gather during the summer months. Mount Attavyros, at 1,216 metres (3,990 ft), is the island’s highest point of elevation. While the shores are rocky, the island has arable strips of land where citrus fruit, wine grapes, vegetables, olives and other crops are grown.

Outside of the city of Rhodes, the island is dotted with small villages and beach resorts, among them Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Haraki, Pefkos, Archangelos, Afantou, Koskinou, Embona (Attavyros), Paradisi, and Trianta (Ialysos). Tourism is the island’s primary source of income.

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Events

ALOS Symposium 2008ALOS Symposium 2008, organised by ESA in cooperation with JAXA, ASF, GA and GISTDA, will be held on the island of Rhodes, Greece, from 3 to 7 November 2008.

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