Where is North Sea?
The North Sea (obsolete West Sea, German sea) is a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a shelf sea and is located in North-Western Europe. With the exception of the Straits of the English Channel and the Skagerrak, it is bordered on three sides by Land and opens funnel-shaped to the north-eastern Atlantic. Around 80 million people live in a 150-kilometre area on the coast.
The North sea itself is an important trade route and serves as a way for Central and Northern Europe to the world markets. Together with the adjacent English Channel, the southern North Sea is the most densely travelled shipping region in the world. Under the seabed are major oil and natural gas reserves, which have been mined since the 1970s. Commercial fishing has reduced the fish stock of the sea in recent decades. Environmental changes also result from the fact that wastewater from northern Europe and parts of Central Europe flows directly into the sea or via the adjacent Baltic Sea.
Where does the North Sea begin?
Is the North Sea salt water?
How deep is the North Sea?
How cold is North Sea?
Is Sweden on the North Sea?
What is the North Sea known for?
What sea is above Scotland?
How many platforms are in the North Sea?