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Bay of San Miguel and Pearl Islands, Gulf of Panama – January 24th, 2012

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January 24th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Panama - December 24th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the Bay of San Miguel (Spanish: Golfo de San Miguel) is located on the Pacific coast of Darién, a district of eastern Panama. The Tuira River flows into the bay. At its southern end is Cape Garachiné (also known as Point Garachina), and at its northern end is Punta San Lorenzo (a.k.a. Cape Gardo).

Visible off the coast is Isla del Rey, the largest island in the Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama. The Pearl Islands (Spanish: Archipiélago de las Perlas or Islas de las Perlas) are a group of 100 or more islands (many tiny and uninhabited) lying about 30 miles (48 km) off the Pacific coast of Panama in the Gulf of Panama.

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