Gulf of Cádiz


Gulf of Cádiz

The Gulf of Cádiz (in Spanish: "Golfo de Cádiz") is the arm of the Atlantic Ocean between Cape St. Vincent ("Cabo de São Vicente") in Portugal and Cape Trafalgar ("Cabo Trafalgar") at the western end of the Strait of Gibraltar. Two major rivers, the Guadalquivir and the Guadiana, as well as smaller rivers, like the Odiel, the Tinto, and the Guadalete, reach the ocean here.


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  • Cádiz, Gulf of — ▪ gulf, Atlantic Ocean Spanish  and Portuguese Golfo De Cádiz,         wide embayment of the Atlantic Ocean along the southwestern Iberian Peninsula, stretching about 200 miles (320 km) from Cape Saint Vincent (Portugal) to Gibraltar. At the… …   Universalium

  • Cádiz, Bay of — Inlet of the Gulf of Cádiz, southwestern Spain. An inlet indenting the coast of Cádiz province, it receives the Guadalete River and is partially protected by the Isle of Léon, on which the port of Cádiz is located. The Spanish U.S. air and naval… …   Universalium

  • Cádiz — /keuh diz , kay diz/; Sp. /kah dheeth, dhees/, n. a seaport in SW Spain, on a bay of the Atlantic (Gulf of Cádiz). 135,743. * * * City (pop., 2001: city, 133,363; metro. area, 400,157), southwestern Spain. Located on a peninsula in the Bay of… …   Universalium

  • Cadiz — /kəˈdɪz/ (say kuh diz) noun a seaport in south western Spain, on the Gulf of Cadiz, a bay in the Atlantic. Also, Cádiz …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cádiz — Cá•diz [[t]kəˈdɪz, ˈkeɪ dɪz[/t]] sp. [[t]ˈkɑ ðiθ, ðis[/t]] n. geg a seaport in SW Spain, on a bay of the Atlantic(Gulf′ of Cá•diz′). 154,051 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cádiz, Gulf of — geographical name arm of the Atlantic SW Spain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Golfo de Cádiz — Imagen de satélite Ubicación geográfica Océano …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bay of Cádiz — The Bay of Cádiz is a body of water adjacent to the southwestern coast of Spain. It touches the following municipalities in the province of Cádiz: Cádiz, San Fernando, Puerto Réal, El Puerto de Santa Maria, and Rota. The Bay of Cádiz should not… …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Cadiz — can refer to the following places:*Bay of Cádiz, a body of water off the province of Cádiz, Spain *Bay of Cádiz (comarca), a comarca (county) in the province of Cádiz, Spain *Gulf of Cádiz, the arm of the Atlantic Ocean stretching from the waters …   Wikipedia

  • Amoco Cadiz — The Amoco Cadiz was a VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier), owned by Amoco, that split in two after running aground on Portsall Rocks, three miles (5 km) off the coast of Brittany (France), on March 16, 1978, resulting at that time in the largest oil… …   Wikipedia


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