Mediterranean, is an intercontinental sea between Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Its approximate surface area is 2.51 million km² and has a maximum development along the parallel of about 3,700 km. The total length of its coastline is 46 000 km, the average depth is 1 500 m, while the maximum is 5 270 m at the coast of the Peloponnese. Average salinity ranges from 36.2 to 39 ‰.  The population present in the states bathed by its waters amounts to about 450 million people.  According to historiography, traditionally considered, together with the Near East and the Middle East, the cradle of Western civilization from the ancient world.
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