Paria, Gulf of


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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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

  • 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

  • Columbus, Christopher — Italian Cristoforo Colombo Spanish Cristóbal Colón born between Aug. 26 and Oct. 31?, 1451, Genoa died May 20, 1506, Valladolid, Spain Genoese navigator and explorer whose transatlantic voyages opened the way for European exploration,… …   Universalium

  • Trinidad and Tobago — Trinidadian and Tobagonian. an independent republic in the West Indies, comprising the islands of Trinidad and Tobago: member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 1,273,141; 1980 sq. mi. (5128 sq. km). Cap.: Port of Spain. * * * Trinidad and Tobago… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Dragons Mouths — ▪ channel, Caribbean Sea or  Dragon s Mouths , Spanish  Bocas del Dragón         channel of the southeastern Caribbean Sea, between Point Peñas (the eastern end of the Paria Peninsula in northeastern Venezuela) and the northwestern extremity of… …   Universalium

  • San Fernando — /sahn ferdd nahn daw/ for 1; /san feuhr nan doh/ for 2 1. a city in E Argentina, near Buenos Aires. 88,432. 2. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 17,731. * * * ▪ California, United States       city and enclave within the city of Los… …   Universalium