Bo Hai


Bo Hai
Bo Hai [bō′hī′]
arm of the Yellow Sea, north of Shandong peninsula in NE China: c. 300 mi (483 km) long

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or Po Hai conventional Gulf of Chihli

Arm of the Yellow Sea off the northern China coast.

With the Gulf of Liaotung (generally considered part of the Bo Hai), its maximum dimensions are 300 mi (480 km) northeast-southwest and 190 mi (306 km) east-west. The Huang He (Yellow River) empties into it.

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gulf, China
Wade-Giles romanization  Po Hai,  also called  Gulf of Chihli 

      shallow northwestern arm of the Yellow Sea, off the northern coast of China. It is enclosed by the Liaodong Peninsula (northeast) and the Shandong Peninsula (south). The Gulf of Liaodong to the northeast and Laizhou Bay to the south are generally considered part of the Bo Hai. Within these limits, the gulf's maximum dimensions are 300 miles (480 km) from northeast to southwest and 190 miles (306 km) from east to west. The strait leading to the gulf is about 65 miles (105 km) in width. The Huang He (Yellow River), China's second longest river, discharges into the gulf. The gulf has long been a source of prawns and salt. There are both onshore and offshore petroleum deposits, and several oil refineries are located there.

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