Gulf of Venezuela

The Gulf of Venezuela is also called as gulf of Coquivacoa is a gulf of the Caribbean Sea bordered by the Venezuelan states of Zulia and Falc�n and the Colombian department (state) of Guajira. A channel of 54 km (34 mi) connects the gulf with Lake Maracaibo to the south.


The Gulf is situated in the north of South America, between the peninsulas of Paraguan� of the Falc�n State in Venezuela and Guajira's in Colombia and is connected through an artificial navigation canal to the Lake Maracaibo.


Economic importance

The main factor of Gulf of Venezuela is the connection between the Caribbean Sea and Lake Maracaibo; it is a significant resource of crude petroleum for Venezuela.

List of Seas in Atlantic Ocean

Adriatic Sea
Gulf of Mexico
Aegean Sea
Gulf of Sidra
Alboran Sea
Gulf of StLawrence
Argentine Sea
Gulf of Venezuela
Bay of Biscay
Ionian Sea
Bay of Bothnia
Labrador Sea
Bay of Campeche
Ligurian Sea