Maracaibo, Lake
geographical name S extension of Gulf of Venezuela in NW Venezuela area over 5000 square miles (12,950 square kilometers)

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  • Maracaibo, Lake — lake, NW Venezuela; ab. 5,000 sq. mi …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Maracaibo, Lake — Inlet of the Caribbean Sea, northwestern Venezuela. The largest natural lake in South America, it occupies an area of 5,130 sq mi (13,280 sq km), extending southward for 130 mi (210 km) from the Gulf of Venezuela and reaching a width of 75 mi… …   Universalium

  • Maracaibo, Lake — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maracaibo Lake (Bolivia) — Maracaibo Lake Location Cercado Province, Beni Department Basin countries Bolivia Surface area 15.8 km² Surface elevation 177 m Maracaibo Lake is a lake in the Cercado Province, Be …   Wikipedia

  • Lake Maracaibo — From outer space (STS 51 I). North is at the bottom left of the image (August 1985) …   Wikipedia

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

  • Lake tanker — Lake Tankers were small, (about 6,000 ton), specially designed ships that carried the crude oil, pumped from beneath Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, to the three off shore refineries located on the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao. The entire… …   Wikipedia

  • Maracaibo Basin — The Maracaibo Basin in Western Venezuela is a prolific, oil producing sedimentary basin. The basin is bounded on the north by the Oca Fault which separates it from the Caribbean Sea. The remaining sides of the basin are bounded by a branching in… …   Wikipedia

  • Maracaibo — [mar΄ə kī′bō; ] Sp [ mä΄rä kī′bō̂] 1. seaport in NW Venezuela: pop. 1,208,000 2. Lake lake in NW Venezuela, connected by channel with the Gulf of Venezuela: largest lake in South America: c. 5,000 sq mi (12,950 sq km) …   English World dictionary

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