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  1. Ionian Sea(noun)

    an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy

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  1. Ionian Sea(ProperNoun)

    A sea in the central and east central part of the Mediterranean.

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  1. Ionian Sea

    The Ionian Sea, is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Adriatic Sea. It is bounded by southern Italy including Calabria, Sicily and the Salento peninsula to the west, southern Albania to the north, and west coast of Greece. All major islands in the sea belong to Greece. They are collectively referred to as the Ionian Islands, the major ones being Corfu, Zakynthos, Kephalonia, Ithaca, and Lefkada. There are ferry routes between Patras and Igoumenitsa, Greece, and Brindisi and Ancona, Italy, that cross the east and north of the Ionian Sea, and from Piraeus westward. Calypso Deep, the deepest point in the Mediterranean at −5,267 m, is located in the Ionian Sea, at 36°34′N 21°8′E / 36.567°N 21.133°E. The sea is one of the most seismically active areas in the world.


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