Balearic Sea

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Coordinates: 40°0′N 1°30′E / 40.000°N 1.500°E / 40.000; 1.500

Location of the Balearic Sea
Limits of the Balearic Sea

The Balearic Sea or Iberian Sea (endotoponym: Mar Balear in Spanish and Catalan) is a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea near the Balearic Islands.[1] The Ebro River flows into this small sea.

Extent[edit]

The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Balearic Sea as follows:[2]

Between the Islas Baleares and the coast of Spain, bounded:

On the Southwest. A line from Cape San Antonio, Spain (38°50′N 0°12′E / 38.833°N 0.200°E / 38.833; 0.200) to Cabo Berberia, the Southwest extreme of Formentera (Islas Baleares).

On the Southeast. The South Coast of Formentera, thence a line from Punta Rotja, its Eastern extreme, to the Southern extreme of Isla Cabrera (39°07′N 2°54′E / 39.117°N 2.900°E / 39.117; 2.900) and to Isla del Aire, off the Southern extreme of Minorca.

On the Northeast. The East coast of Minorca up to Cap Favaritx (40°00′N 4°14′E / 40.000°N 4.233°E / 40.000; 4.233) thence a line to Cabo San Sebastian (Spain) (41°54′N 3°10′E / 41.900°N 3.167°E / 41.900; 3.167).

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