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Gulf of Khambhat by Kathiawar Peninsula, India

22.3N 72.6E

March 11th, 2011 Category: Sediments

India - February 11th, 2011

Tan sediments spill through the Gulf of Khambhat (formerly known as the Gulf of Cambay) and towards the Arabian Sea. The gulf is about 80 miles in length and is known for its extreme tides.

The land to the west of the gulf belongs to the Kathiawar peninsula, while that to the east is the eastern part of Gujarat state. The town of Khambhat is located at the northern end of the gulf. At low tide the gulf’s bottom is left nearly dry for some distance below the town.

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