Mediterranean Sea

By Ben Stevens hour 5

Location and Size

The Mediterranean sea is part of the Atlantic ocean surrounded by the mediterranean region. It also is almost completely surrounded by land. To the north is Southern Europe and Anatolia. To the south is North Africa. The the east is Levant. It covers 96,000 square miles and the average depth is 1,500 meters (4,900 ft). The deepest part is 5267 meters deep (17,280 ft). The countries that border it include Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Northern Cyprus (recognized only by Turkey), Palestine, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia.

Human Characteristics

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Human Made Features

One example of a human made characteristic in the Mediterranean Sea is the underwater cities in contains. For instance in the image above there is a large underwater statue of Jesus.

Human Characteristics- Language

Some of the languages spoken in the countries that border the sea include Turkish, Arabic, Slavic, and Greek. There are many more, these are just the main ones spoken.

Human Characteristics- Religion

The religions found in the Mediterranean region include Hebrew, Jewish, Zoroastrian, early Christian, Greek, Roman, and Islamic religious traditions.

Human Characteristics- Political System

Most of the countries in the area are united into a partnership called the Union For The Mediterranean. The Union promotes Human rights and democracy.
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Human Characteristics- Economic Activities

Some economic activities include lots of fishing and hunting the that sea. Lots of large industrial fishing fleets are deployed and fish more days at a time to bring back huge amounts of fish and other catch.

Human Characteristics- Population Distribution

The Mediterranean region's population is very spread out and occasionally has dense populations of people in major cities while for the most part is very spread out. Istanbul is an example of an extremely dense populated area surrounded by lightly populated areas.
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Natural Resources

The Mediterranean has lots of land for agriculture. Also, it has vasts amounts of minerals such as gold, iron, and silver. It also has lots of fish and timber.
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Analysis

The Mediterranean has influenced the way people live around it in many ways. For the most part lots of people tend to live near by or along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. Lots of cities are built on the coasts for the fish the Mediterranean Sea contains. One example of a major city is Alexandria which is located in northern Egypt.
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