Marmara, Sea of


Mar·ma·ra, Sea of

geographical name \ˈmär-mə-rə\

Definition of MARMARA, SEA OF

sea NW Turkey connected with Black Sea by the Bosporus & with Aegean Sea by the Dardanelles area 4429 square miles (11,471 square kilometers)

Variants of MARMARA, SEA OF

Mar·ma·ra, Sea of or ancient Pro·pon·tis \prə-ˈpän-təs\

Marmara, Sea of

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inland sea lying between the Asian and European parts of Turkey. It is connected with the Black Sea through the Bosporus, and with the Aegean Sea through the Dardanelles. It is 175 mi (280 km) long and nearly 50 mi (80 km) wide, and it occupies an area of 4,382 sq mi (11,350 sq km). The sea has two distinct island groups. The Kizil Islands in the northeast are primarily resort areas. The Marmara Islands in the southwest are rich in granite, slate, and marble, which have been quarried since antiquity.

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