Gulf of Panama
The Gulf of Panama ( _es. Golfo De Panamá) is a gulf in the
Pacific Ocean, near the southern coast of Panama. It has a maximum width of 250 km, a maximum depth of 220 metres and the size of 2,400 square kilometers. [ [http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt1414_full.html World Wildlife Fund - Gulf of Panama mangroves] ] The Panama Canalconnects the Gulf of Panama, with the Caribbean Seaand the Atlantic Ocean. The Panamanian capital Panama Cityis the main urban centre on the gulf shore.
The gulf itself also contains a few minor gulfs, with
Panama Bayto the north, Gulf of Paritato the west and Gulf of San Miguelto the east. The gulf has a few islands and on the coast there are a few important ports, like Panama City, La Palma and Chitrè. Pearl Islandsis a group of over 200 islands situated to the east in the gulf.
Panama’s largest river, Tuira, flows south into the Gulf of San Miguel.
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