Cádiz, Gulf of

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Cádiz, Gulf of

 

an open gulf of the Atlantic Ocean at thesouthwestern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It washes the low-lying, mildly jagged shores of Spain and Portugal. The gulf is upto 100 m deep. High tide occurs twice a day and measures upto 3 m. The Guadiana and Guadalquivir rivers empty into thegulf. The principal port on the gulf is Vila Real de Santo Antonio (Portugal).

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