- Gulf of Guayaquil
The "Gulf of Guayaquil" is a large
body of waterof the Pacific Oceanin western South America. Its northern limit is the city of Salinas, in Ecuador, and its southern limit is Punta Pariñas, in Peru.
The gulf takes its name from the city of
Guayaquil. Rivers of both Ecuador and Peru empty in the Gulf of Guayaquil, like the Guayas River, the Jubones River, the Zarumilla Riverand the Tumbes River.
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