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Mediterranean countries

23 countries are on the Mediterranean Sea. The following list shows all of these 23 Mediterranean countries at a glance:

  • Gibraltar
  • Spain
  • France
  • Monaco
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Albania
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
  • Israel
  • Gaza Strip
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Morocco

In the list you will find the countries that are on the Mediterranean Sea, clockwise. Starting with the Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic Ocean. All countries on the Mediterranean Sea are also named Mediterranean countries.

In this book you will find an enormous amount of information about the Mediterranean Sea and the countries around it. One of the most comprehensive works on the Mediterranean.

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On this page you will find all the important information about the countries that are on the Mediterranean Sea.

A sea in 3 continents

The countries that lie on the Mediterranean Sea are spread over three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. 13 of the Mediterranean countries are in Europe, 5 in Asia and 5 in Africa. Roughly one can say that the northern coast of the Mediterranean belongs to Europe, the eastern to Asia and the southern to Africa.

The following list contains the Mediterranean countries sorted by the continent to which they belong:

Europe

  • Gibraltar
  • Spain
  • France
  • Monaco
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Albania
  • Greece
  • Cyprus

Asia

  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
  • Israel
  • Gaza Strip

Africa

  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Morocco

In this book, too, you can learn a lot about developments in the Mediterranean region. The focus is on the history of the region and its countries.

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Importance of the Mediterranean area

In total, the so-called Mediterranean area covers almost 4 million square kilometers. This means that it covers almost a whole percent of the entire surface of the earth. Both Portugal and Jordan are also assigned to the Mediterranean area for cultural and climatic reasons, although they have no part of the coast of the sea. Some large rivers flow into the Mediterranean. These include the Nile, the Ebro, the Rhone, the Cheliff and the Po.

The olive as a symbol of the Mediterranean countries

The adjective for belonging to the Mediterranean region is the word Mediterranean. The gnarled olive tree is typical of the Mediterranean region. Therefore a logic of the definition of the Mediterranean area follows the following idea: All countries in which the olive grows or could grow belong to the Mediterranean area.

Of course, this idea is somewhat vague, because the olive tree also grows elsewhere in the world.

Interesting facts about the Mediterranean countries

Deutschlandfunk reports on a biography of the Mediterranean, you can find the article under the following link: deutschlandfunk.de/kulturgeschichte-leben-am-mittelmeer.700.de.html?dram:article_id=282537

A beautiful area on the Mediterranean is the Maremma in Tuscany, Italy. In the Maremma you will find typical Mediterranean landscapes and pristine wilderness. If you're interested, you can find out more on my Maremma page.

And if you want to dig deep into the countries that are on the Mediterranean Sea, then this book could The Mediterranean: A Biography be something for you.

You can find the book on Amazon under the following link: The Mediterranean: A biography on Amazon (advertisement)

Not only is Tuscany a beautiful region, but you will also find many great places in other regions of the country. On the Regions of Italy page you can find out more about the individual regions of Italy.

And if you are now also interested in which countries are on the Black Sea, then you can read on on the page about the Black Sea.