Arm of the Mediterranean Sea, lying between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula. It is about 500 mi (800 km) long, with an average width of 110 mi (175 km), a maximum depth of 4,035 ft (1,324 m), and an area of 50,590 sq mi (131,050 sq km). The Italian coast is relatively straight and continuous, having no islands, but the Balkan coast is full of islands, generally running parallel to the shore. The Strait of Otranto at its southeasterly limit links it with the Ionian Sea.
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Evolution and Structure of Two Severe Cyclonic Bora Events: Contrast between the Northern and Southern Adriatic
Aug 01, 2009; ABSTRACT While statistical analyses and observations show that severe bora with maximum gusts exceeding 40 m s^sup -1^ can occur...