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Gulf of Kutch on India’s West Coast

22.6N 69.4E

October 12th, 2011 Category: Wetlands

Pakistan and India - October 5th, 2011

The large inlet visible in the lower half of this image is the Gulf of Kutch, part of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India. It is located in the state of Gujarat, near the border with Pakistan.

The inlet is renowned for extreme daily tides. The maximum depth of Gulf of Kutch is 401 ft. It 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.

Visible to the north of the inlet, appearing as a dark grey area, is the Rann of Kutch, an area of seasonal salt marshes by the India-Pakistan border.

 

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