Bay of Cádiz

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Bay of Cádiz
Bahía de Cádiz
Bay
View of Caño de Sancti Petri from Chiclana with San Fernando in the background
View of Caño de Sancti Petri from Chiclana with San Fernando in the background
Bay of Cádiz. 1888
Bay of Cádiz. 1888
CountrySpain
RegionAndalusia
Area[1]
 • Total111 km2 (43 sq mi)
Designations
Official nameBahía de Cádiz
Designated24 October 2002
Reference no.1265[2]

The Bay of Cádiz is a body of water in the province of Cádiz, Spain, adjacent to the southwestern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

The Bay of Cádiz adjoins the Gulf of Cádiz, a larger body of water which is in the same area but further offshore.

Geography[edit]

The shores of the Bay of Cádiz include the municipalities of Cádiz, San Fernando, Puerto Real, El Puerto de Santa María, and Rota.[1]

The bay forms a natural harbour which according to available archaeological evidence has been inhabited since very ancient times.[3] The Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park is located on the shores of the Bay of Cádiz.

There is also a comarca with the name Bay of Cádiz.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guia del patrimonio cultural del Parque Natural Bahia de Cádiz Archived December 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Bahía de Cádiz". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ El entorno de la Bahía de Cádiz a fines de la Edad del Bronce e inicios de la Edad del Hierro

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°29′39″N 6°13′01″W / 36.49417°N 6.21694°W / 36.49417; -6.21694