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The Gulf of Trieste
Trieste
(Italian: Golfo di Trieste, Slovene: Tržaški zaliv, Croatian: Tršćanski zaljev, German: Golf von Triest) is a very shallow bay of the Adriatic Sea, in the extreme northern part of the Adriatic Sea. It is part of the Gulf of Venice
Gulf of Venice
and is shared by Italy, Slovenia
Slovenia
and Croatia. It is closed to the south by the peninsula of Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, shared between Croatia
Croatia
and Slovenia. The entire Slovenian sea is part of the Gulf of Trieste.

Contents

1 Overview 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Overview[edit] The gulf is limited by an imaginary line connecting the Punta Tagliamento on the Italian and Savudrija
Savudrija
(Punta Salvore) on the Croatian coast. Its area is approximately 550 square kilometres (210 sq mi), its average depth is 18.7 metres (61 ft), and its maximum depth is 37 metres (121 ft). With the exception of flat islets blocking the entrance to Laguna di Grado, there are no islands in the gulf. Its eastern coasts, with Trieste
Trieste
and the Slovenian Littoral, have more rugged relief. The sea current in the gulf flows counterclockwise. Its average speed is 0.8 knots. Tides in the gulf are among the largest in the Adriatic Sea, but nevertheless do not usually exceed 60 centimetres (24 in). The average salinity is 37-38‰, but in the summer it falls under 35‰. Its most prominent features are:

Bay of Panzano in Italy Bay of Muggia
Muggia
in Italy Bay of Grignano in Italy Bay of Koper
Koper
(Capodistria) in Slovenia Gulf of Piran
Gulf of Piran
(Pirano), the sovereignty over which has been a matter of dispute between Croatia
Croatia
and Slovenia
Slovenia
since 1991.

The entire Slovenian coastline is located on the Gulf of Trieste. Its length is 46.6 km.[1] Towns along the coastline include (from east to west) Koper/Capodistria, Izola/Isola, and Piran/Pirano. See also[edit]

Slovenian Riviera Free Territory of Trieste

Treaty of Osimo

Barcolana regatta

References[edit]

^ The World Factbook by CIA (retrieved 2008-02-12)

External links[edit]

Media related to Gulf of Trieste
Trieste
at Wikimedia Commons Gulf of Trieste
Trieste
on Geopedia.si (map, relief, orthophoto) Conditions in the Gulf of Trieste
Trieste
on and near the Slovene coast:

Koper
Koper
- graphs, in the following order, of water level and temperature data for the past 30 days (taken in Koper
Koper
by ARSO) Piran
Piran
- graphs, in the following order, of water temperature, wave height, wave (interval) period, wave direction, current speed, current direction, maximum wave height data for the past 30 days (taken near Piran
Piran
by ARSO)

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Gulfs of Italy

Asinara Cagliari Castellammare Catania Gaeta Genoa Grignano La Spezia Manfredonia Naples Oristano Pozzuoli Salerno Squillace Taranto Trieste

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