Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea map
Range part of Mediterranean Sea
Coordinates 43°N 15°E
Depth 1,233 m (4,045 ft)
Map References Europe
Coastline 3,739.1 km (2,323.4 mi)
Countries and Territories
Bordering Countries Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania (bordering); Switzerland and France (drainage basins for inflow rivers


The Adriatic Sea is a semi-closed, bordered in the southwest by the Italian Peninsula, in the northwest by the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia, and in the northeast by the Balkan Peninsular.


The Adriatic Sea and its surrounding experience the Mediterranean Climate. It is also characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters. The air temperature fluctuates by about (68 °F) during a season.


Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated