Baia dos Tigres

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Baia dos Tigres
Baia dos Tigres is located in Angola
Baia dos Tigres
Baia dos Tigres
Location in Angola
Coordinates16°38′S 11°46′E / 16.633°S 11.767°E / -16.633; 11.767Coordinates: 16°38′S 11°46′E / 16.633°S 11.767°E / -16.633; 11.767
Native nameGreat Fish Bay
Ocean/sea sourcesAtlantic Ocean
Basin countriesAngola
Max. length35 km (22 mi)
Max. width9 km (5.6 mi)
IslandsTigres Island

Baia dos Tigres or Great Fish Bay is a bay in Angola.[2] It is located in the Namibe Province.


It once had a small peninsula on its eastern side, with its isthmus in the south and a well established fishing village named Tigres. The ocean broke through the isthmus of the peninsula in 1962 and the water line was severed.[3] Tigres became an island overnight, Tigres Island, the largest island of Angola.[4]

Currently most of the area of the former bay has become a strait between the island and the mainland. Of the original bay only a small inlet open to the north —the Saco dos Tigres— remains at the southern end.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GoogleEarth
  2. ^ "Baia dos Tigres". Mapcarta. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Cool Waters". Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  4. ^ "Ilha dos Tigres". Mapcarta. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Saco dos Tigres". Mapcarta. Retrieved 14 October 2016.