Campeche, Bay of
geographical name the SW section of Gulf of Mexico

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Campeche, Bay of — Inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Bounded by the Yucatán Peninsula, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and the southern part of the state of Veracruz, it covers about 6,000 sq mi (15,500 sq km). Major offshore oil fields were developed in the bay in the… …   Universalium

  • Bay of Campeche — The Bay of Campeche ( es. Bahía de Campeche) (sometimes confused with Sonda de Campeche ) is the southern bight of the Gulf of Mexico. It is surrounded on three sides by the Mexican states of Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz. It was named by… …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Campeche — noun a part of the Gulf of Mexico to the west of Yucatan • Syn: ↑Gulf of Campeche, ↑Golfo de Campeche • Instance Hypernyms: ↑gulf • Part Holonyms: ↑Mexico, ↑United Mexican States, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Campeche — /kahm pe che/, n. 1. a state in SE Mexico, on the peninsula of Yucatán. 337,000; 19,672 sq. mi. (50,950 sq. km). 2. a seaport in and the capital of this state. 69,506. 3. Gulf of, the SW part of the Gulf of Mexico. * * * I City (pop., 2000:… …   Universalium

  • bay — bay1 /bay/, n. 1. a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf. 2. South Atlantic States. an arm of a swamp. 3. a recess of land, partly surrounded by hills. 4. an arm of a prairie or swamp,… …   Universalium

  • Campeche — /kæmˈpeɪtʃeɪ/ (say kam paychay) noun 1. a state in south eastern Mexico on the Yucatán peninsula. 51 833 km2. Capital: Campeche. 2. Also, Gulf of Campeche. Bay of, a bay on the south western part of the Gulf of Mexico …   Australian English dictionary

  • Campeche — • Diocese in the State of Campeche, Republic of Mexico, suffragan of the Archdiocese of Yucatan Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Campeche     Campeche      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • bay|wood — «BAY WUD», noun. a coarse, light kind of mahogany from the vicinity of the Gulf of Campeche, Mexico. ╂[< the Bay of Campeche] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Campeche — [kam pē′chē; ] Sp [ käm pe′che] 1. state of SE Mexico, in the W Yucatán Peninsula: 20,013 sq mi (51,833 sq km); pop. 535,000 2. capital of this state, a port on the Gulf of Campeche: pop. 174,000 3. Gulf ( or Bay) of 4. Gulf of arm of the Gulf of …   English World dictionary

  • Campeche catshark — Taxobox name = Campeche catshark status = DD | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii ordo = Carcharhiniformes familia = Scyliorhinidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

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