Gulf of Khambhat

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Gulf of Khambhat on the right. Image NASA Earth Observatory
Gulf of Cambay (North part) 1896
Gulf of Cambay (South part) 1896

The Gulf of Khambhat (also known as the Gulf of Cambay)[1][2] is an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat. About 130 kilometres (80 mi) miles in length,[1] it divides the Kathiawar Peninsula[3][4] from the south-eastern part of Gujarat.[5][6][7]

The Narmada, Tapti, Mahi and Sabarmati rivers drain into it. There are plans to construct a 30-kilometre (19 mi) dam across the gulf.[8]


To the west of the Gulf, Asiatic lions inhabit the Gir Forest National Park and its surroundings, the region of Kathiawar or Saurashtra.[2][3][4] To the east of the Gulf, the region of the Dangs' Forest and Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary,[9] where Gujarat meets Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, is a Bengal tiger habitat.[2][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cambay, Gulf of". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gujarat Map". Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  3. ^ a b Nowell, Kristin; Jackson, Peter (1996). "Panthera Leo". Wild Cats: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (PDF). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group. pp. 17–21. ISBN 2-8317-0045-0. 
  4. ^ a b "Asiatic Lion population up from 411 to 523 in five years". Desh Gujarat. 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  5. ^ a b Karanth, K. U. (2003). "Tiger ecology and conservation in the Indian subcontinent". Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 100 (2–3): 169–189. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. 
  6. ^ a b Significant bird records and local extinctions in Purna and Ratanmahal Wildlife Sanctuaries,Gujarat, India-PRANAV TRIVEDI and V. C. SONI
  7. ^ a b Jhala, Y. V., Qureshi, Q., Sinha, P. R. (Eds.) (2011). Status of tigers, co-predators and prey in India, 2010. National Tiger Conservation Authority, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. TR 2011/003 pp-302
  8. ^ "The Gulf of Khambhat Development Project". Gujarat. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Narmada District". 2013. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 

Coordinates: 21°30′N 72°30′E / 21.500°N 72.500°E / 21.500; 72.500