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Mediterranean Sea
(English) Is bounded by the coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia, from the Strait of Gibraltar on the West to the entrances to the Dardanelles and the Suez Canal on the East. It is divided into two deep basins as follows: Western basin. On the West. A line joining the extremities of Cape Trafalgar (Spain) and Cape Sparrel (Africa). On the Northeast. The west coast of Italy. In the Strait of Messina a line joining the north extreme of Cape Paci (15° 42' E) with Cape Peloro, the east extreme of the Island of Sicily. The north coast of Sicily. On the East. A line joining cape Lilibeo the western point of Sicily (37° 47' N, 12° 22' E), through the Adventure Bank to Cape Bon (Tunisia).

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