Campeche Bank

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Campeche Bank
Campeche Bank Busby 1965 19.png
1965 realization of Campeche Bank
Campeche Yucatan Basin.jpg
Depiction of Campeche Bank & Yucatán Shelf
Campeche Bank is located in Mexico
Campeche Bank
Campeche Bank
Location in Gulf of Mexico
Coordinates22°30′N 89°0′W / 22.500°N 89.000°W / 22.500; -89.000Coordinates: 22°30′N 89°0′W / 22.500°N 89.000°W / 22.500; -89.000
ArchipelagoCampeche Bank
Adjacent to
Total islandsTen
Major islands
Federal Entity of MexicoCampeche
Capital cityCampeche City
Additional information
Campeche Knolls

Campeche Bank is part of the Gulf of Mexico and extends from the Yucatan Straits in the east to the Tabasco-Campeche Basin in the west.[12] The Campeche ocean bank is 81 miles (130 km) from Mexico's geography of Campeche nautically bearing 100 nautical miles (120 mi; 190 km) south of the Tropic of Cancer.

Campeche Bank is cast as cays and reefs with islets encompassing Arrecife Alacran and Sigsbee Deep to the north with a southwest island arc of the Cayos Arcas archipelago isolated 92 nautical miles (106 mi; 170 km) north of Ciudad del Carmen.


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Campeche Bank at Wikimedia Commons
  • "Mexico - Maritime Zone Nautical Chart" [Secretaría de Marina - Armada de México ~ Nautical Chart SM030: Rio Bravo A Bahia De Chetumal]. Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea. United Nations.
  • "General Facts about the Gulf of Mexico" (PDF). U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
  • Klima, Edward F.; Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission (1976). "An Assessment of the Fish Stocks and Fisheries of the Campeche Bank" [International Project for Development of Fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic ~ WECAF Studies, No. 5] (PDF). Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations. United Nations Development Programme.