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Africa seen from Punta del Canero
Ceuta and the Strait of Gibraltar
Africa seen from Punta del Canero


On a net basis, water continually flows eastward into and through the Strait of Gibraltar, due to an evaporation rate within the Mediterranean basin higher than the combined inflow of all the rivers that empty into it.
Strait of Gibraltar
Date: Aug 17, 2006
Longitude: -5 25.74'
Latitude: 36 4.57'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: generated by GMT, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2007-Nov-08