Monday, August 26, 2013

Interesting Facts About the Mediterranean Sea

The Crux of Man Kind

Mediterranean Sea is often referred to as the incubator of Western civilization, because many cultures such as Greek, Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman developed what we know as the beginning of Western civilization in the surrounding soil. Sea and weather allow civilization to easily build and plant ikakalakal growing successful empire now. Climate also provides a comfortable environment to live in pre-air-conditioning and central heating. Politics, religion and economics faced by various historical events in the region that still affect the world as we know it today.

The Mediterranean is named after the Roman, who called it Mare Nostrum (Our Sea in Latin). The Romans also called the sea in the center of the earth is called meterraneus Latin word (ie the center of the earth). The Mesogeiso, Northwest, The Great Sea, the Sea and the Sea of ​​the Philistines block, just a few names from the Mediterranean Sea is known for today.

The importance of the sea in the local economy has not stopped, and the sea is really a driver in the world. Sea attracts many tourists, feeds perfect climate that surrounds the earth and provide a habitat for local fish. The weather is perfect for growing local olives, oranges, tangerines, cork and wine. Sea has 400 different species of fish. It's no wonder that people are starting to grow in soil so rich and comfortable.

The Intriguing Geography

Only about 6,000,000 years ago, long before humans, the Mediterranean is a vacuum tube, deeper than the Grand Canyon. After 5.5 million years ago the earth, where the Strait of Gibraltar has now been removed to allow water from the Atlantic to come flooding in to fill the water cannon. This series of events led to the geography around the Mediterranean which is the largest inland sea that borders 20 countries, covering about 965,000 square miles and 16,800 feet below sea level at its lowest point.

Land-locked sea also cause problems for people, how we can connect the Mediterranean with the rest of the world? This led to build the Canal du Mindi and the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. Canal du Midi which connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean to the port of Sete in Languedoc-Roussillon. The latter was made about 400 years ago, in 1666, and listed as a World Heritage Site for good reason.

Beautiful Weather

Mediterranean climate create the perfect place to stay on U.S. soil. During the summer, ocean currents bring cold, dry air that do not produce rain. When winter arrives, the flow of hot air and wet in the rain. This tourist pleasant climate and farmers by creating the perfect climate conditions most people can only dream of. Climate offers a very mild climate with few extremes of temperature in summer or winter, so there are only two seasons in this region.

Is actually a Mediterranean climate zones are found in other parts of the world, and actually named the climate zones of the Mediterranean Sea. Includes very few climate zones in the world, and usually in the western part of the continent. Climatic conditions similar to those found around the Mediterranean Sea, you can visit the south-western and southern Australia, California, in the northern part of Baja California, central Chile or South Africa Western Cap.

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