Red Sea cables damaged

The Red Sea is a sea inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. Its connection to the ocean is in the south, through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. To its north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez. It is underlain by the Red Sea Rift, which is part of the Great Rift Valley.
  • Location: North Africa, East Africa, and West Asia
  • Primary inflows: Barka River, Haddas River, Anseba River, Wadi Gasus
  • Primary outflows: Bab el Mandeb
  • Basin countries: Djibouti · Egypt · Eritrea · Israel · Jordan · Saudi Arabia · Somalia · Sudan · Yemen
  • Max. length: 2,250 km (1,400 mi)
  • Max. width: 355 km (221 mi)
  • Surface area: 438,000 km² (169,000 sq mi)
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