It is known as bay at the entrance of sea on the coast that has a considerable extension. It is a geographical accident with characteristics similar to gulf , which is a portion of the sea between two ends.
The gulfs are large bays, while the narrowest bays are called fjords . The notion of bay appears as the opposite of peninsula or cape , which are portions of land They go into the water.
You could say that a bay is the water inlet surrounded by land except for an opening . It has the shape of a concavity on the coastline, which is created from the movement of the sea.
The bays have a great economic and social importance since, due to their natural characteristics, they usually allow the construction of ports and receive boats.
Many are the important bays that exist throughout the world geography. This would be the case, for example, of the well-known Bay of Cádiz, located in Andalusia (Spain). One of the main hallmarks of it is the fact that it has the privilege of being the natural port that is located closest to the one known as the Strait of Gibraltar.
However, in addition to all that it is worth noting in the same way that within the aforementioned bay there are natural spaces of great environmental value such as the Cachucha Beach, the Trocadero Island and the Bahía de Bahía Natural Park Cádiz An enclave of the latter that has more than 10,000 hectares and is declared as ZEPA (Special Protection Area for Birds).
Likewise, another of the most important bays in the world is the one in Cuba and is called Bahía Cochinos. More than 160 kilometers south of Havana is the one that stands out for its spectacular beaches with mangroves, its coral reefs and swampy areas.
This natural enclave is also known in the historical field. And in 1961 it was through him that the CIA, through trained troops, tried to enter Cuba with the clear objective of overthrowing the political regime imposed there. However, it failed due to the actions carried out by the Revolutionary Armed Forces and this resulted in the death of hundreds of men.
On the other hand, Bay It is a state of Brazil which has more than 13 million inhabitants. Its capital is Salvador of Bahia , an important tourist center thanks to its colonial constructions, its beaches and its carnival.
Bay It stands out for the influence of African culture, since it is the Brazilian state with the highest number of blacks and mulattos.
Notably White Bay It is a port city located south of the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina ) which has about 300,000 inhabitants. He sport most popular of White Bay is the basketball : several of the most important players of Argentina , as Emanuel Ginobili , are native of the city.