Korea Bay

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Korea(n) Bay
West Korea(n) Bay
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Map showing Korea Bay.
North Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl
서조선만
Hancha
西朝鮮灣
South Korean name
Hangul
서한만
Hanja
西韓灣

The Korea Bay, sometimes the West Korea Bay (Korean서조선만 or 서한만; Hanja西朝鮮灣 or 西韓灣; Korean pronunciation: [sʰʌdʑosʰʌn.man] or [sʰʌhan.man]), is a bight and the northern extension of the Yellow Sea,[1] between the southeastern coastline of China's Liaoning province and the western coastline of North Korea's North Pyongan, South Pyongan and South Hwanghae provinces.[2] It is separated from the Bohai Sea by the Liaodong Peninsula, with Dalian's Lüshunkou District marking its western end, and westernmost tip of North Korea's Ryongyon County as its eastern end.[3][4]

The Yalu (Amnok) River, which marks the western two-thirds of the China-North Korea border, empties into the Korea Bay between Dandong (China) and Sinŭiju (North Korea).[5][6] The Chongchon River and Taedong River also drains into the Korea Bay at Sinanju and Nampo, respectively.

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  1. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster. 1998. p. 605. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.
  2. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster. 1998. p. 606. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.
  3. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster. 1998. p. 647. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.
  4. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster. 1998. p. 300. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.
  5. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster. 1998. p. 1321. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.
  6. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster. 1998. p. 1092. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.

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Coordinates: 39°N 124°E / 39°N 124°E / 39; 124