Gulf of Gonâve


The Gulf of Gonâve (French: Golfe de la Gonâve) is a large gulf along the western coast of Haiti. It is at 19°00′N 73°30′W / 19°N 73.5°W / 19; -73.5. Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti, is on the coast of the gulf. Other cities on the gulf coast include Gonaïves, Saint-Marc, Miragoâne, and Jérémie.

Gulf of Gonâve seen from space (false color)

Several islands are in the gulf; the largest is Gonâve Island, followed by the much smaller Cayemites. The Artibonite River flows into this gulf.

Gonâve Island splits the gulf in two channels (a channel is a narrow part of the sea): the Saint-Marc Channel to the north and the Gonâve Channel to the south.