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The shallow Sea of Azov is clearly distinguished from the deeper Black Sea.
The shallow Sea of Azov is clearly distinguished from the deeper Black Sea.

The Sea of Azov (Russian: Азо́вское мо́ре - Azovskoye more; Ukrainian: Азо́вське мо́ре - Azovs'ke more, Crimean Tatar: Azaq deñizi) is a northern section of the Black Sea, linked to the larger body through the Strait of Kerch. It is bounded on the north by Ukraine, on the east by Russia and on the west by the Crimean peninsula. Description: The Sea of Azov and southern Ukraine in early winter. ... Description: The Sea of Azov and southern Ukraine in early winter. ... Crimean Tatar language (Qırımtatar tili, Qırımtatarca), also known as Crimean (Qırım tili, Qırımca) and Crimean Turkish (Qırım Türkçesi) is the language of the Crimean Tatars. ... NASA satellite image of the Black Sea Map of the Black Sea The Black Sea is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Anatolia that is actually a distant arm of the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Kerch Strait. ... Motto: Процветание в единстве - Prosperity in unity Anthem: Нивы и горы твои волшебны, Родина - Your fields and mounts are wonderful, Motherland Location of Crimea (red) on the map of Ukraine. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula (from the latin words paene insula, almost island) is a geographical landform consisting of an extension of a body of land from a larger body of land, surrounded by water on three sides. ...


The Black Sea deluge theory dates the genesis of the Sea of Azov to 5600 BC, and there are traces of Neolithic settlement in the area now covered by it. In antiquity, it was known as the Maeotian Lake or Maeotian Sea (Greek ἡ Μαιῶτης λίμνη and Latin Palus Maeotis), after the tribe of Maeotae which inhabited the Maeotian marshes to the east from the sea. The Black Sea deluge is a hypothesized prehistoric flood that occurred when the Black Sea rapidly filled, possibly forming the basis for some Great Flood myths. ... (7th millennium BC – 6th millennium BC – 5th millennium BC – other millennia) Events c. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Maeotae or Mæotæ or Maeotici (Greek: ) were an ancient people dwelling along the Palus Maeotis (to which they lended their name) in antiquity. ... In the geography of Antiquity the Maeotian marshes (Palus Maeotis) lay at where the the Don River emptied into the Maeotian Lake (the Sea of Azov), in Lesser Scythia. ...


The current name is popularly said to come from a certain Polovtsian prince named Azum or Asuf, who was killed defending a town in this region in 1067. Most scholars derive the name from the city of Azov, or Azak, meaning "low" in Turkish, a reference to its location. Cumans, also called as Polovtsy, (Russian Половцы, from old Slavic for pale yellowish) was the European name for the Western Kipchaks, a nomadic West Turkic tribe living on the north of the Black Sea along the Volga. ... Azov (Russian: ) is a town in Rostov Oblast, Russia, situated on the Don River just three kilometers from the Sea of Azov, which derives its name from the town. ... Azov is a town in the Rostov Oblast of the Russian Federation, situated on the Don River just 4 miles from the Sea of Azov, which derives its name from the town. ...


The sea is 340 km long and 135 km wide and has an area of 37,555 km² (14,500 mi²). The main rivers flowing into the sea are the Don and Kuban; they ensure that the waters of the sea are comparatively low in salinity and almost fresh in places, and also bring huge volumes of silt into the sea. To the west also lie the 110 km Arabat Spit and the highly saline marshy inlets of the Sivash. The Don (Дон) is one of the major rivers of Russia. ... Kuban (Russian: ) is a river in Russia, in the Northern Caucasus region. ... The Arabat Spit (Ukrainian: , Russian: , Crimean Tatar: ) is a spit (narrow strip of land) in Azov Sea, which separates a large, shallow and very salty system of gulfs named Syvash. ... Crimea Soviet soldiers crossing the Sivash during World War II. Syvash or Sivash also known as the Rotten Sea (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ; Crimean Tatar: ), is a large system of shallow bays on the west coast of the Sea of Azov (northeastern coast of the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine). ...


The Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world with an average depth of only 13 metres, and the deepest of only 15.3 metres; in fact, where the silt has built up, such as the Gulf of Taganrog, the average depth is less than 1 metre. The prevailing current in the sea is a counter-clockwise swirl; the tides are variable but can peak at over 5 metres. In the winter large portions of the sea can be ice-bound. Taganrog Bay or Taganrog Gulf (Russian: ) is the largest bay in the North-western part of the Sea of Azov. ...


Significant ports on the sea are Berdyansk, Mariupol, Rostov-na-Donu, Taganrog and Yeysk. Two canals enter into the sea — the Volga-Don Canal and a link to the Caspian Sea through the Manych Canal. The sea has a number of significant fisheries and has been exploited for gas and oil extraction. Berdyansk (Бердянськ; Russian Berdyansk) is a port city in southeastern Ukraine within its Zaporizka oblast. Between 1939 and 1958 it was known as Osipenko. ... now. ... The kremlin in Rostov Rostov (Russian: Росто́в) is one of the oldest towns in Russia and an important tourist centre of the so called Golden ring. ... Taganrog (Russian: ) is a city and seaport in Rostov Oblast, Russia. ... Yeysk (Russian: ) is a port town in and the administrative center of Yeysky District of Krasnodar Krai. ... The Lenin Volga-Don Shipping Canal (In Russian Волго-Донской судоходный канал имени Ð’. И. Ленина) is a canal, which connects the Volga River and the Don River in a closest location between them. ... The Caspian Sea is the largest lake on Earth by area[2], with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers (143,244 sq mi) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometers (18,761 cu mi). ... The Manych Canal is a canal which connects the Caspian Sea and Sea of Azov, which connects to the Black Sea. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ...


Historically the sea has had a rich variety of marine life, with over eighty fish species identified as well as 300 varieties of invertebrates. Diversity and numbers have been reduced by over-fishing and increasing levels of pollution.[citation needed] // Air pollution Motor vehicle emissions are likely the leading cause of air pollution. ...


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Coordinates: 46° N 37° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Azov, Sea of (1115 words)
Azov is located between mainland Ukraine in the north, the Crimea in the west, and the Kuban region in the east.
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Sea of Azov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (430 words)
The Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world with an average depth of only 13 metres; in fact, where the silt has built up, such as the Gulf of Taganrog, the average depth is less than 1 metre.
Significant ports on the sea are Berdyansk, Mariupol, Rostov-na-Donu, Taganrog and Yeysk.
The Black Sea deluge theory dates the genesis of the Sea of Azov to 5600 BC, and there are traces of Neolithic settlement in the area now covered by it.
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