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Gulf of Urabá

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Gulf of Urabá

Gulf of Urabá

The Gulf of Urabá is a gulf on the northern coast of South America. It is part of the Caribbean Sea. It is a long, narrow inlet located on the coast of Colombia, close to the connection of the continent to the Isthmus of Panama. The town of Turbo, Colombia, lies at the southern end of the Gulf. The Atrato River flows into the Gulf of Urabá.

A study by Bio-Pacifico has suggested, as an alternative to building a 54‑mile link across the Darién Gap to complete the Pan-American Highway, that the Panama section of the highway be extended to the Caribbean coast and end at the Gulf of Urabá, then be connected by ferry to existing highways in Colombia.

Urabá Antioquia subregion

The area surrounding the gulf comprises a geopolitical subregion of Colombia known as Urabá Antioquia.


  • Regiones Antioquenas: Uraba

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