Adriatic Sea

Rachel Luedtke Hour 8


  • separates the Italian peninsula and the Balkan peninsula
  • borders Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania
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  • about 770 km in length
  • 85-100 km wide
  • the northern part of the sea is very shallow
  • between Sibenik and Ortona a well marked depression occurs which exceeds more than 180 meters deep

Physical Characteristics

  • the three wind types that are common in the Adriatic Sea are the bora, the sirocco, and the maestro
  • maximum temperature is 75* F and the minimum is 48* F
  • Croatia's coastline on the Adriatic Sea spans over 6,200 km (approximately 75% of the adriatic coastline)
  • the Adriatic Sea depends on a clean clean sea for tourists
  • the Adriatic has suffered less environmental damage than the Mediterranean itself
  • some animal life that lives in the Adriatic Sea is the Mediterranean feather star, jelly fish, star fish, shellfish, tuna, swordfish, etc
  • the Adriatic's water type is salt water

Human Characteristics

Human made features- One of the human made features is the Pula Arena, it is one of the six largest surviving Roman amphitheaters. One man made dam was in the Neretva, in fact there was four HE power plants along with the river.

Language(s)- Since there is so many countries that the Adriatic Sea coasts, there are many different languages, Croatian, Montenegrin language, Slovenian, Bosnian, Serbian, Albanian, and Italian.

Religions- The religion is mainly Roman Catholic, but there were some other religions. Some of those other religions are Protestantism, Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, and Orthodox Christian.

Political System- Most of the countries surrounding the Adriatic Sea have a Parliamentary Republic, but Bosnia and Herzegovina's government is a Federal Republic

Economic Activities- Italy GDP: 2.071 trillion, Slovenia GDP: 46.83 billion, Croatia GDP: 57.54 billion,Bosnia & Herzegovina GDP: 4,655.60, Montenegro GDP: 7,125.67, Albania GDP: 4,652.35

Population Distribution- The most populous city in the Adriatic is Bari, Italy. 3.5 million people live on the coastlines because that's where most of the best sites to see are.

Natural Resoures

-Minerals (Italy)

-Oil (Croatia)

-Coal (Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania)

-Calcium (Croatia)

-Silica (Croatia)

-Clay (Croatia)

-Salt (Croatia, Albania)

-Lignite Coal (Slovenia)

-Lead (Slovenia)

-Zinc (Slovenia)

-Iron Ore (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania)

-Bauxite (Montenegro, Albania)

-Wood/Timber (Montenegro, Albania)

-Natural Gas (Albania)

-Copper (Albania)

-Nickel (Albania)


I found that many human settle where the coastlines were. As I said before approximately 75% of the coast line is in Croatia. Some people settled near the natural resources because they wanted to gain money along with a business. Many people settle next to people that spoke their own language. A few of the major cities are Venice, Split, etc.