Gulf of Corinth


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Corinth, Gulf of,

inlet of the Ionian Sea, c.80 mi (130 km) long and from 3 to 20 mi (4.8–32 km) wide, indenting central Greece and separating the PeloponnesusPeloponnesus
or Pelopónnisos
, formerly Morea
, peninsula (1991 pop. 1,086,935), c.8,300 sq mi (21,500 sq km), S Greece. It is linked with central Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth, and it is washed by the Aegean Sea on the east and southeast, by the
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 from the Greek mainland. It is connected with the Saronic Gulf by the 4-mi (6.4-km) Corinth Canal (which cuts across the Isthmus of Corinth at sea level) and with the Gulf of Pátrai by the Ríon Strait, which is crossed by a 7,382-ft (2,250 m) cable-stayed bridge at Ríon. The city of CorinthCorinth
or Kórinthos
, city (1991 pop. 27,412), capital of Corinth prefecture, S Greece, in the NE Peloponnesus, on the Gulf of Corinth. It is a port and major transportation center trading in olives, tobacco, raisins, and wine.
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 lies on the gulf's southeastern shore. It is also known as the Gulf of Lepanto.

Corinth, Gulf of

 

a gulf of the Ionian Sea, on the western coast of Greece. Length, 130 km; width at the mouth, 3 km; maximum width, 35 km; depth, up to 935 m. Its mountainous northern shores are broken up by numerous inlets and bays. The Corinth Canal links it with the Aegean Sea.

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James Mackey was one of 21 crew killed when their Royal Navy minesweeper hit a mine off the Gulf of Corinth in Greece and sank 60 years ago.
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For 100 years, Greece sought a way to bridge the Gulf of Corinth between Peloponnese and Northern Greece, but weak alluvial soils, a sea depth of 65 meters, and tectonic movements, made such a plan precarious.