The Red Sea separates Africa and Southwest Asia.
What body of water separates Sudan from Asia?
The Red Sea is bordered by Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea on the west and Saudi Arabia and Yemen on the east. The Red Sea occupies an area of about 174,000 square miles (450,000 square kilometers).
Why is Red Sea called so?
Why is the Red Sea red? The Red Sea’s name is a direct translation of its ancient Greek name, Erythra Thalassa. … A popular hypotheses about the origins of the Red Sea’s name is that it contains a cyanobacteria called Trichodesmium erythraeum, which turns the normally blue-green water a reddish-brown.