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Black Sea

Black Sea
Map of the Black Sea with bathymetry and surrounding relief.svg
Coordinates 44°N 35°E / 44°N 35°E / 44; 35Coordinates: 44°N 35°E / 44°N 35°E / 44; 35
Type Sea
Primary inflows Danube, Dnieper, Rioni, Southern Bug, Kızılırmak, Dniester
Primary outflows Bosphorus
Basin countries Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
Max. length 1,175 km (730 mi)
Surface area 436,402 km2 (168,500 sq mi)
Average depth 1,253 m (4,111 ft)
Max. depth 2,212 m (7,257 ft)
Water volume 547,000 km3 (131,200 cu mi)
Islands 10+
Most populous urban areas along the Black Sea coastline

Istanbul
Istanbul
Odessa
Odessa

Rank City Country Region/County Population (urban)


Samsun
Samsun
Varna
Varna

1 Istanbul Turkey Istanbul 14,324,240
2 Odessa Ukraine Odessa 1,003,705
3 Samsun Turkey Samsun 535,401
4 Varna Bulgaria Varna 474,076
5 Sevastopol Russia (de facto) national-level municipality on the Crimean Peninsula 379,200
6 Sochi Russia Krasnodar Krai 343,334
7 Trabzon Turkey Trabzon 305,231
8 Constanța Romania Constanța 283,872
9 Novorossiysk Russia Krasnodar Krai 241,952
10 Burgas Bulgaria Burgas 223,902
11 Batumi Georgia Adjara 190,405

The Black Sea is a body of water between Eastern Europe and Western Asia, bounded by Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. It is supplied by a number of major rivers, such as the Danube, Dnieper, Rioni, Southern Bug, and Dniester. The Black Sea has an area of 436,400 km2 (168,500 sq mi) (not including the Sea of Azov), a maximum depth of 2,212 m (7,257 ft), and a volume of 547,000 km3 (131,000 cu mi). It is constrained by the Pontic Mountains to the south and by the Caucasus Mountains to the east, and features a wide shelf to the northwest. The longest east-west extent is about 1,175 km (730 mi).

Important cities along the coast include Batumi, Burgas, Constanța, Giresun, Istanbul, Kerch, Novorossiysk, Odessa, Ordu, Poti, Rize, Samsun, Sevastopol, Sochi, Sukhumi, Trabzon, Varna, Yalta, and Zonguldak.


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