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Eastern Shore,the tidewater region along E shore of Chesapeake BayChesapeake Bay,
inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, c.200 mi (320 km) long, from 3 to 30 mi (4.8–48 km) wide, and 3,237 sq mi (8,384 sq km), separating the Delmarva Peninsula from mainland Maryland. and Virginia.
..... Click the link for more information. , including all of Maryland and Virginia E of the bay. The region's economy was historically based largely on agriculture and fishing, but in the second half of the 20th cent. tourism became significant. With the state of Delaware, the region comprises the DelmarvaDelmarva
, peninsula, c.180 mi (290 km) long, separating Chesapeake Bay on the west from Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on the east; named for the three states (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) located in part on it.
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