2022 APR 18
Geography > Places in news > Places in news
Why in news?
- The U.S. Navy says it will begin a new task force with allied countries to patrol the Red Sea after a series of attacks that have been attributed to Yemen’s Houthi rebels in a waterway that’s essential to global trade
- Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.
- The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.
- The sea separates the coasts of Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea to the west from those of Saudi Arabia and Yemen to the east.
- To the north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal).
- Red sea is connected to Mediterranean Sea via Suez Canal.
- Normally, the Red Sea is an intense blue-green; occasionally, however, it is populated by extensive blooms of the algae Trichodesmium erythraeum, which, upon dying off, turn the sea a reddish brown colour.
Which of the following countries have a coast on the red sea:
1. Saudi Arabia
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)1,2 and 3 only
(b)1 and 2 only
(c)1,2 and 4 only
(d)1,2,3 and 4