Gulf of Riga
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|Gulf of Riga|
Location in Northern Europe.
|Settlements||Riga, Jūrmala, Pärnu, Kuressaare, Salacgrīva, Saulkrasti, Ainaži|
The area of the Gulf of Riga is about 18,000 km². The maximum depth is 67 m. The island of Saaremaa (Estonia) partially separates it from the rest of the Baltic Sea. The main exit out of the gulf is the Irbe Strait. Ruhnu island, in the middle of the gulf, also belongs to Estonia.
The International Hydrographic Organization defines its western limit as "A line running from Lyser Ort (57°34'N), in Latvia, to the S extreme of Œsel Island Saaremaa, through this island to Pammerort [Pammana Point] (22°34'E), thence to Enmast [Enmaste] Point, the S extreme of Dagö Hiiumaa, through Dagö to Takhkona [Tahkuna] Point, the N extreme thereof, and on to Spithamn Point [Cape Põõsaspea] in Estonia".1
- "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition". International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
- C.Michael Hogan. 2011. Gulf of Riga. Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. P.Saundry & C.J.Cleveland. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC.
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