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Can you name the sovereign countries of the following places in the Mediterranean area?
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Clues may be referred to bodies of water, islands, regions, etc. For clues concerning several countries, any correct country is accepted as answer. Here is only a limited selection of places.
Between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula.
Sea of Marmara
Inland sea connecting the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea.
Northernmost part of the Aegean Sea.
Old fishing city in southwestern Slovenia on the coast of the Istrian peninsula.
Greek island group in the Aegean Sea.
Historical region of Greece, containing Athens.
Southernmost Mediterranean coastal city.
Ras Ibn Hani cape
Important archaeological site. Major resort area called the Cote d'Azur of Syria.
Largest of the Dodecanese islands. Southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea.
Between Comino Island and Gozo (locally called Ghawdex).
Tripoli and Batroun
Tripoli: 2nd largest port city of the country. Batroun: one of the oldest cities of the world.
Northermost district of Lebanon.
One of Monaco's administrative areas. Widely known for its casino.
Strait of Otranto
It connects the Adriatic Sea with the Ionian Sea. Named after the Italian city of Otranto.
Franc Jozeph Island
Located at the mouth of the Bojana River.
Gulf of Salerno
Part of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the coast of the province of Salerno.
Between the Greek island of Crete and Libya.
Ras al-Bassit cape
Popular resort destination for its distinctive black sand beaches.
Main tourist destination near Naples. Location of the noted sea cave called 'Grotta Azzurra' (Blue Grotto).
Between the Italian Riviera and the islands of Corsica and Elba.
Dugi otok (Long Island)
Largest and easternmost of the Zadarian Islands.
Bay of Vlorë
Largest bay in the country.
Balearic Sea (or Iberian Sea)
Between Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands.
Sea of Sardinia
Between Sardinia and Balearic Islands.
It separates the island of Malta from the southern tip of Sicily.
Gulf of Genoa
Northernmost part of the Ligurian Sea.
Gulf of Corinth (or Corinthian Gulf)
Deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece.
Small bay on the eastern side of The Rock. Very popular for its big sandy beach.
Sea of Sicily (or Channel of Sicily)
Division between the western and the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Saronic Gulf (or Gulf of Aegina)
Eastern terminus of the Corinth Canal.
Strait of Sicily
Strait between Sicily and Tunisia. Division between the western and the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea.
The only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsula.
Gulf of Valencia
Inlet on the eastern coast of Spain.
Group of 4 islands off the French Riviera, near Cannes.
Largest island in the country.
Only inhabited island of Syria.
Algeria’s 4th-largest city and chief exporter of minerals.
Cape Peloro (or Punta del Faro)
One of the most celebrated promontories of Sicily. Northeastern extremity of the island and closest point to mainland Italy.
Gulf of Trieste
Extreme northern part of the Mediterranean Sea.
Governorate of Domyat (or Damietta)
Famous for its guava farms, its 'Domiati cheese' and the millions of palm trees exported every year.
Ionian Islands (or the Heptanese)
Group of seven main islands, including many smaller ones, in the Ionian Sea.
Historical region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Largest island of North Africa.
Spanish autonomous city located along the coast of North Africa across from the Strait of Gibraltar.
Between the Greek island of Chios and the Asia Minor coast.
Most populous of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain.
Holiest city of the Bahá'í Faith.
Largest and most populous Adriatic island. Located near Rijeka.
Group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.
Gulf of Hammamet
Large gulf in northeastern Tunisia.
Main port city in the country. Home to the annual Al-Mahaba Festival.
Considered the Business Capital of Libya.
Enclosed by the Italian peninsula, Sardinia and Sicily.
Important regional industrial center. One of the 3 largest seaports in the country.
Pine Islands (or Pityuses)
Collective name for the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera.
Capital city of Mostaganem province. Divided in two by a ravine of the river Aïn Sefra.
Largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece.
Between the Greek island of Lesbos and Turkey.
Important city in North Sinai. Egypt's last eastern Mediterranean city.
Israel's only natural harbor on the Mediterranean.
South-central region. Historically known as Cilicia.
Group of 3 small islands (Lampedusa, Linosa, Lampione). Between Malta and Tunisia.
Strait of Messina
Between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of Calabria.
Last Spanish sea town before the French border.
Smaller and more southerly island of the 'Illes Pitiüses'.
City at the base of the Tell Atlas, on the southern edge of the fertile Mitidja Plain.
Gulf of the Aegean Sea. Immediately south of Thessaloniki.
Promontory at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Near the sunken island of Spartel Bank, hypothesized as the location of the legendary Atlantis.
Largest city in the Sharon Plain.
Port city on the Bhar Amzzyan Lagoon. Just 13 km (8 mi) to south of Melilla.
Strait of Bonifacio
Between Corsica and Sardinia. Named after the Corsican town Bonifacio.
3rd largest island in Italy after Sicily and Sardinia.
Sea of Crete
In the north of the island of Crete.
Gulf of Iskenderun
Easternmost tip of the Mediterranean Sea.
Located on the French Riviera. Known as the place of the iconic Brigitte Bardot and for its famous and extremely wealthy summertime guests.
Rocky headland at the south-westernmost tip of the Gallipoli peninsula.
Gulf of Squillace
Inlet of the Ionian Sea. Named from the coastal town of Squillace in Calabria.
One of the two British Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.
Headland in Province of Cádiz. Northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Peninsula in far northeastern Tunisia.
Group of islands in the northeast of the Gulf of Gabès.
Coastline of the southeast corner of France. Also known as the French Riviera.
Rounded gulf in east central Greece. Formed by the Mount Pelion peninsula.
Western point of Sicily.
Capital city of the Egyptian governorate of North Sinai.
One of the minor Balearic Islands.
Entrance to Suez Canal and Egypt's major eastern seaport.
Largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.
One of the nation's major ports. 4th-largest city in the country.
Dardanelles (or Hellespont)
Narrow strait connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.
One of the 3 historical nationalities of Spain. Barcelona is its capital city.
Main seaport on Egypt's Western Mediterranean coast. Known for its white soft sands and calm transparent waters.
Between the Istrian peninsula and the northern Croatian seacoast.
2nd largest Greek island.
Saint George Bay (or Golfe de Saint-Georges)
On the northern coast of the city of Beirut.
Gymnesian Islands (or Gymnesic Islands)
Collective name for the Balearic Islands of Majorca and Minorca.
Archipelago of 24 islands in the Aegean Sea.
Bay of Kotor
Largest bay in the Adriatic
Group of 4 small islands in southern Albania.
Deepest recorded point of the Mediterranean Sea: 5,267 m (17,280 ft). In the Ionian Sea south-west of Pylos.
Chain of islands between the Ligurian Sea and Tyrrhenian Sea, west of Tuscany.
One of the most seismic areas in the world.
Gulf of Lion
Wide embayment of the Mediterranean coastline of Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence.
Between Corsica and the island of Elba.
2nd-largest island of Malta. Known as 'Isle of Calypso'.
Arabic name of Tripoli.
Formed by the Karpasia peninsula and Protaras.
Minet el-Beida (White Harbor Bay)
Important archaeological site served as harbor town and necropolis for Ugarit.
Over 200 km of coastline belonging to the Province of Alicante.
Formerly known as Philippeville. Capital city of the eponymous province.
Ras ben Sakka
Northernmost point of the African mainland continent.
Cominotto, Filfla and the St.Paul's Islands
Minor and uninhabited islands of Malta. Between Cominotto and Comino lie the Blue Lagoon, one of the frequented tourist locations in the country.
Largest of the 3 islands in the Îles d'Hyères.
Between the Cyclades and the Peloponnesos. Named after the mythical hero Myrtilus.
Eastern coastal region and ex-province of Libya.
Gulf of Gabès (or Syrtis Minor)
On the east coast of Tunisia.
East of the Akrotiri Peninsula.
Hof HaCarmel and the Plain of Zebulun
Areas of the Israeli Coastal Plain, in the south and north of Haifa.
Koper (or Kopar)
Largest commercial port in Slovenia.
Between Turkey and Cyprus.
Gulf of Venice
Far north of the Adriatic Sea. Between the delta of the Po River in northern Italy and the Istria peninsula in Croatia.
Rocky group of islands of volcanic origin. North of Tunisia.
Gulf of Piran (or Piran Bay)
In the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. Named after the town of Piran.
Group of 147 islands in the Adriatic Sea, covering a sea area of about 320 kmq. Densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
Gulf of Sidra (or Gulf of Sirte)
Body of water located by the city of Sirte. Claimed by Muammar al-Gaddafi as Libyan territorial waters.
Mount Pelion peninsula
At the southeastern part of Thessaly. Between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea.
2nd-largest city in the country.
Popular tourist destination near Marseille. Famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets (calanques).
Gulf of Taranto
Square-shaped gulf of the Ionian Sea. Wholly claimed by Italy as national waters.
Aeolian Islands (or Lipari Islands)
Volcanic archipelago north of Sicily.
Greek region. South of the Gulf of Corinth.
Bab el-Zakat (or STROG)
Arab name for the Strait of Gibraltar (shortened STROG in naval use).
Rashid (or Rosetta)
Popular tourist destination, known for its charming Ottoman mansions. Here in 1799 it was found the 'Rosetta Sone', an understanding key for Egyptian hieroglyphs.
2nd largest port city of the country.
Small archipelago consisting of several islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik.
Gulf of Antalya
Inlet south of Antalya province. Also known as the 'Turkish Riviera'.
Brijuni (or Brionian Islands)
Group of 14 small islands. Famous for their scenic beauty and their archaeological sites.
Group of 4 islands located in front of Marseille.
Western Europe's largest river delta. Formed by the Rhône River.
Long strip of the Adriatic coast surrounding the town of Budva in western Montenegro.
City and port in the center of the Rif Mountains.
Westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea. Connected to the Atlantic Ocean throught the Strait of Gibraltar.
Archipelago off the west coast of Italy, between Rome and Naples.
Great Europa Point
Southernmost point of Gibraltar.
Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera
One of the Spanish 'Plazas de soberanía', off the Moroccan coast.
Gulf of Thessaloniki
In the northern Greek region of Macedonia.
Gulf of Gaeta
Named for the nearby Italian city of Gaeta.
Costa del Sol
Popular tourist region that welcomes millions of people annually. Located along the coastline of the Málaga province.
3rd largest Greek island. In the northeastern Aegean Sea.
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