Riga, Gulf of
geographical name inlet of Baltic Sea bordering on Estonia & Latvia

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  • Riga, Gulf of — Large gulf of the Baltic Sea. Bounded by Latvia and Estonia, it covers about 7,000 sq mi (18,000 sq km). The gulf, icebound from December to April, has a maximum depth of 177 ft (54 m). The coasts are mostly low and sandy, and several important… …   Universalium

  • Gulf of Riga — The Gulf of Riga, or Bay of Riga, is a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia.The area of the Gulf of Riga is about 18,000 km². The maximum depth is 54 m.The island of Saaremaa (Estonia) partially separates it from the rest of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Riga — noun The inland body of water that is part of the Baltic Sea in eastern Europe and is near Latvia and Estonia. Syn: Bay of Riga …   Wiktionary

  • Gulf of Riga — noun an inlet of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑gulf • Part Holonyms: ↑Baltic, ↑Baltic Sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Battle of the Gulf of Riga — Infobox Military Conflict conflict= Battle of the Gulf of Riga partof=World War I date= August 8–19, 1915 place=Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea result= Russian Defensive Victory combatant1= navy|German Empire combatant2= navy|Russia commander1=… …   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

  • Riga — [rē′gə] 1. seaport & capital of Latvia, on the Gulf of Riga: pop. 821,000 2. Gulf of inlet of the Baltic Sea, between NW Latvia & SW Estonia: c. 100 mi (161 km) long; c. 60 mi (97 km) wide …   English World dictionary

  • Riga — /ree geuh/, n. 1. a seaport in and the capital of Latvia, on the Gulf of Riga. 915,000. 2. Gulf of, an arm of the Baltic between Latvia and Estonia. 90 mi. (145 km) long. * * * City (pop., 2000 prelim.: 764,328), capital of Latvia. Riga is… …   Universalium

  • Riga Offensive (1944) — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Riga Offensive (1944) caption= partof=the Eastern Front of World War II place=Latvia date=September 14, 1944 ndash; October 24, 1944 result=Soviet Victory combatant1= combatant2=flagicon|USSR Soviet Union… …   Wikipedia

  • Riga District — Latvian districts| 2= 3=159,247 4=3,058 5=52.08 6= [http://www.rrp.lv/ www.rrp.lv] The Riga District ( lv. Rīgas rajons) is an administrative division of Latvia, located in the Semigallia and Vidzeme regions, in the centre of the country. The… …   Wikipedia

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