Venice, Gulf of


Venice, Gulf of

geographical name

Definition of VENICE, GULF OF

arm of the Adriatic between Po Delta & Istria

Venice, Gulf of

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Northern section of the Adriatic Sea. It extends eastward for 60 mi (95 km) from the Po River delta, Italy, to the coast of Istria. Marshes, lagoons, and sandspits border the gulf's shores as far as Trieste, Italy. A northeast wind, called the bora, causes rough seas and creates shipping hazards in the gulf.

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