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.
Djibouti, a small country in northeastern Africa. The country is bounded by Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the Gulf of Aden, including the Gulf of Tadjoura and the Bab el Mandeb, the entrance to the Red Sea.
Mississippi, one of the Southern states of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Tennessee, on the east by Alabama, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana, and on the west by Louisiana and Arkansas.