Gulf of Cambay

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cambay, Gulf of

 

a gulf in the northern Arabian Sea, on the western coast of India. It extends 250 km inland, separating the Kathiawar Peninsula from the mainland. The gulf is up to 36 m deep. The Narbada and Tapti rivers flow into it. The tides are mixed, reaching a height of 11.9 m. Port cities on the gulf are Surat (on the Tapti River estuary) and Bhaunagar.

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