Gulf of Thailand

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Thailand, Gulf of,


Gulf of Siam,

shallow arm of the South China Sea, c.500 mi (800 km) long and up to 350 mi (560 km) wide, separating the Malay Peninsula from E Thailand, Cambodia, and S Vietnam. Bangkok, the gulf's chief port, is at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River.
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Thailand, Gulf of


(Gulf of Siam), a gulf of the South China Sea between the Malay Peninsula and the southeastern part of the peninsula of Indochina. The gulf cuts deep inland for a distance of 720 km; the width at the entrance is approximately 400 km. Depths reach 70 m. Tides are diurnal and have a range of 4 m. The Chao Phraya River empties into the head of the gulf. The seaport of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is situated 30 km inland, on the Chao Phraya.

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