Adriatic Sea

Adriatic Sea stretches from the northwest to the southeast between the Balkan and Apenine peninsulas for 783 km, its average width being 170 km.

Its average depth is 252 m:

  • its northwestern part is shallow (maximum 23 m in the Bay of Trieste),
  • it is much deaper in the south (1200 m in the South Adriatic basin).

The prevailing winds are:

  • the cold bura,
  • the humid jugo,
  • and the refreshing maestrale.

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