It is known as bay at the entrance of sea on the coast that has a considerable extension. It is a geographical feature with characteristics similar to that of gulf, which is a portion of the sea between two headlands.
The gulfs are large bays, while the narrower bays are called fjords. The notion of bay appears as opposed to peninsula or cape, which are portions of Earth that go into the water.
It could be said 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 vessels.
Many are the important bays that exist throughout the entire 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 so-called Strait of Gibraltar.
However, in addition to all this it is worth noting in the same way that within the aforementioned bay there are natural spaces of great environmental value such as Playa de la Cachucha, the island of Trocadero and the Bahía de Parque Natural Park. Cadiz. An enclave the latter that has more than 10,000 hectares of extension and that is declared as a ZEPA (Special Protection Area for Birds).
Likewise, another of the most important bays in the world is the one in Cuba, which is called the Bay of Pigs. More than 160 kilometers south of Havana is located one that stands out for its spectacular beaches with mangroves, its coral reefs and its marshy areas.
This natural enclave is also known historically. And it is that in 1961 it was through him that the CIA, through formed 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 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 buildings, its beaches and its carnival.
Bay It stands out for the influence of African culture, since it is the Brazilian state with the highest relative number of blacks and mulattos.
Notably White Bay is a port city located in the south of the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina) which has about 300,000 inhabitants. The sport most popular of White Bay is he basketball: several of the most important players of Argentina, What Emanuel GinobiliThey are from the city.