Azov, Sea of, a body of water bordering Ukraine and Russia. It is a northern arm of the Black Sea, and is connected with it by the Strait of Kerch. Greatest dimensions are about 230 miles (370 km), east-west, and 120 miles (190 km), north-south. The sea's area is roughly 14,000 square miles (36,000 km2), nearly twice that of Lake Ontario. The sea narrows at its northeastern end to form the Gulf of Taganrog, a shallow, freshwater body of water with a maximum depth of 50 feet (15 m). The Don and Kuban are the chief rivers emptying into the sea. The chief ports are Rostov, Russia; and Mariupol, Ukraine.
Syria, or Syrian Arab Republic, one of the countries of the Middle East in southwestern Asia.
Massachusetts, one of the New England states of the United States. It is bounded by Vermont, New Hampshire, the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.