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How deep is the Red Sea?

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The Red Sea's deepest point reaches 8,200 feet. However, the typical drop reached in the Red Sea is a little over 1,600 feet. Some of the Red Sea's shortest depths are found bordering the shoreline.

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The Red Sea spans a total length of 1,200 miles. This body of water is much longer than it is wide, having its greatest width stretch less than 200 miles. The Red Sea is bordered on the west by Africa and to the east by Asia. Travelers on the Red Sea can exit north into the Mediterranean Sea by using the Gulf of Suez and Suez Canal. At the south end of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden can be used for exit and entry.

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