Baltic sea

Carnikava – Vecāķi

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Object description

The Baltic Sea is the inner sea of the north eastern part of Europe. This is limited by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the eastern and central part of the European continent and the Danish islands. The Baltic Sea is one of the largest brackish inland seas by area. The salinity of the Baltic Sea is much lower than average in the ocean, because the Baltic Sea is almost completely closed and has a large inflow of freshwater from rivers and rainfall. Area: around 377 000 km ²; average depth: 55 m. Camino runs along the Gulf of Riga. The inhabitants of the coast of Latvia used to call the open sea “Dižjūra” (“Great Sea”), while the Gulf of Riga was known as “Mazjūra” (“Little Sea”).