Cantabrian Sea

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Cantabrian Sea
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Cantabrian Sea is located in Spain
Cantabrian Sea
Cantabrian Sea
Coordinates44°01′56″N 4°21′02″W / 44.0323°N 4.3506°W / 44.0323; -4.3506Coordinates: 44°01′56″N 4°21′02″W / 44.0323°N 4.3506°W / 44.0323; -4.3506
Primary inflowsAgüera, Asón, Bidasoa , Cares-Deva, Eo, Escudo, Miera, Nalón, Nansa, Navia, Pas, Pisueña, Saja-Besaya, Sella, Piles
Basin countriesSpain, France
Max. length800 km (497 mi)
Max. depth2,789 m (9,150 ft)

The Cantabrian Sea[a] is the term used mostly in Spain to describe the coastal sea of the Atlantic Ocean that borders the northern coast of Spain and the southwest side of the Atlantic coast of France. It extends from the cape Estaca de Bares in the province of A Coruña, to the mouth of the river Adour, near the city of Bayonne on the coast of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques in French Basque Country.

The sea borders 800 km (500 mi) of coastline shared by the Spanish provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Asturias, Cantabria, Biscay and Gipuzkoa, and the French area of Labourd.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Spanish: Mar Cantábrico; French: Mer Cantabrique, Galician: Mar Cantábrico, Asturian: Mar Cantábricu, Basque: Kantauri.