Tyrrhenian Sea, part of the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by the Italian peninsula and the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily. The Strait of Messina connects it to the Ionian Sea; the Ligurian Sea joins it on the north. Near its center the Tyrrhenian reaches a maximum depth of 12,300 feet (3,750 m). Several famous islands, including Elba, Capri, and Stromboli, lie within this part of the Mediterranean. The principal ports are Naples, Palermo (Sicily), and Cagliari (Sardinia).
Beijing, or Peking, China, the nation's capital and second largest city. It lies on the edge of the North China Plain in the northeastern part of the country, about 90 miles (145 km) inland from the Bo Hai, an arm of the Yellow Sea.
Louisiana, one of the southern states of the United States. It is bounded by Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas on land, and by the Gulf of Mexico.