Where is Tyrrhenian Sea?
The Tyrrhenian sea is a part of the Mediterranean sea. It is located west of the Apennine Peninsula between the islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily. To the North is the Ligurian Sea, to the south the open Mediterranean Sea and to the East the Ionian Sea. The Name originated from the Greek name Tyrrhenoi for the Etruscans, who settled on the adjacent mainland.
The sea is situated above a complex plate tectonic System and is young from a geological point of view. Volcanism has shaped the coasts and Islands. Oceanic crust forms parts of the deep sea floor, which is characterized by ditches and Seamounts. The sea is about 3600 meters deep.
Located in the middle of the densely populated western Mediterranean region, the Tyrrhenian Sea has been a trade and war venue since ancient times. Among the sailors on the sea, Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, vandals, Normans, Genoese, Spaniards, and French. Rome is connected to the wider Mediterranean Sea by the Tyrrhenian Sea, just as the sea route from Marseille and Genoa leads to the East and to the Suez Canal through the Tyrrhenian Sea. The most important port on the sea of Gioia Tauro in Calabria.
Compared to the rest of the Mediterranean, the Tyrrhenian Sea has a rather low level of Bioproductivity. Biologically significant are the mostly rocky coastal areas, in which Noble corals and crawfish settle, among other things. Coasts such as the Gulf of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, the Sicilian coasts and smaller islands such as Capri or Ischia have been among the most popular tourist regions in the world since the beginnings of modern tourism.
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