Paria, Gulf of
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic between Trinidad & Venezuela

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  • Paria, Gulf of — Inlet of the Caribbean Sea, between Venezuela and Trinidad. Extending about 100 mi (160 km) from east to west and 40 mi (65 km) from north to south, it is linked with the Caribbean to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Its ports,… …   Universalium

  • Paria,Gulf of — Pa·ri·a (pä rēʹä), Gulf of An inlet of the Caribbean Sea between Trinidad and the northeast coast of Venezuela. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gulf of Paria — The Gulf of Paria (Golfo de Paria in Spanish) is a 7800 km2 (3000 square mile) shallow inland sea between the island of Trinidad (Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) and the east coast of Venezuela. This sheltered body of water is considered to be… …   Wikipedia

  • gulf — gulflike, adj. gulfy, adj. /gulf/, n. 1. a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land. 2. a deep hollow; chasm or abyss. 3. any wide separation, as in position, status, or education. 4. something that engulfs or swallows up. v.t. 5. to… …   Universalium

  • Paria Peninsula — ( es. Península de Paria) is a large peninsula in Sucre State, northern Venezuela. It separates the Gulf of Paria and Caribbean Sea. Península de Paria National Park is located on the peninsula. Politically speaking, it s also commonly accepted… …   Wikipedia

  • Port of Spain — City (pop., 1996 est.: 43,396), seaport, and capital of Trinidad and Tobago. Formerly the capital of the West Indies Federation, it is located in the northwestern part of the island of Trinidad on the Gulf of Paria. It is an air transport centre… …   Universalium

  • Geology of the Bryce Canyon area — Paria View overlooks an intermittent stream flowing toward the Paria River, s …   Wikipedia

  • Ecology of Trinidad and Tobago — Trinidad and Tobago has some of the richest natural communities in the Caribbean. Unlike most of the islands of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago supports a primarily South American flora and fauna. As a result, Trinidad and Tobago is richer in… …   Wikipedia

  • Natural history of Trinidad and Tobago — Location of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago has some of the richest natural communities in the Caribbean. Unlike most of the islands of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago supports a primarily South American flora and… …   Wikipedia

  • List of ecoregions (WWF) — This is a list of ecoregions as compiled by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The WWF identifies terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecoregions.The terrestrial scheme divides the Earth s land surface into 8 terrestrial ecozones, containing 867… …   Wikipedia

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