Panay Gulf

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Panay Gulf
Satellite view of Iloilo City and Guimaras Island, with the gulf at the lower left
Panay Gulf is located in Visayas
Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf
Location within the Philippines
Panay Gulf is located in Philippines
Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf
Panay Gulf (Philippines)
Coordinates 10°15′00″N 122°14′55″E / 10.2500°N 122.2486°E / 10.2500; 122.2486Coordinates: 10°15′00″N 122°14′55″E / 10.2500°N 122.2486°E / 10.2500; 122.2486
Type gulf
Etymology Panay
Part of Sulu Sea

Panay Gulf is an extension of the Sulu Sea, reaching between the islands of Panay and Negros in the Philippines. The gulf contains the island-province of Guimaras and extends into the Santa Anna Bay between Panay and Guimaras and into Guimaras Strait, between Guimaras and Negros. Guimaras Strait connects Panay Gulf with the Visayan Sea.

The Port of Iloilo is the busiest port on the gulf, which is a major route used by ships plying the areas between Iloilo City, Bacolod City, and Zamboanga further to the south.

The Panay Landing during World War II occurred from the Panay Gulf.

A map in German of the Visayas Sea showing the Panay Gulf (Golf von Panay) in the bottom left

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