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Rann of Kutch and Gulfs of Kutch and Khambhat, India

24.0N 70.1E

February 7th, 2011 Category: Sediments, Wetlands

India - January 16th, 2011

Sediments color the waters of the Gulf of Kutch (left) and the larger Gulf of Khambhat (right). Both gulfs are known for their extreme tides. Also visible just north of the former is the Great Rann of Kutch, an extensive area of salt marshes.

The Gulf of Kutch is about 99 miles in length, and divides Kutch and the Kathiawar peninsula regions of Gujarat. The Rukmavati River empties into the Arabian Sea nearby.

The Gulf of Khambhat is about 80 miles in length, and divides the Kathiawar peninsula to the west from the eastern part of Gujarat state on the east. The Narmada and Tapti rivers empty into the Gulf.

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