Gulf of Venice

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Gulf of Venice
Mapa - Adriatic Sea map - Gulf of Venice.PNG
Gulf of Venice highlighted in red within the Adriatic Sea
Location Europe
Basin countries Italy, Slovenia, Croatia
Average depth 34 m (112 ft)
Settlements Venice, Trieste, Pula, Adria

The Gulf of Venice is a gulf that borders modern-day Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, and is at the north of the Adriatic Sea between the delta of the Po river in northern Italy and the Istria peninsula in Croatia.

Geography[edit]

On average the gulf is 34 meters deep. It is the home of the popular destination island Albarella. The Tagliamento, Piave, Adige, Isonzo, Dragonja, and Brenta rivers run in to it. Major cities that lie on it are Venice, Trieste, Koper, Chioggia and Pula.

History[edit]

In antiquity the gulf was southern terminus of Amber Road. The Gulf of Venice gets its name from when the Venetian Republic was at the height of its power, at this time the Venetian Republic encompassed most of the northern Adriatic Sea.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 45°19′N 13°00′E / 45.317°N 13.000°E / 45.317; 13.000