The GULF OF TADJOURA (Arabic : خليج تدجورا), (Somali
: Badda Tajuura) is a gulf or basin of the
The Gulf other marine habitats include sea grass beds, salt pans and mangroves .
* 1 History
* 2 Geography
* 2.1 Limits
* 3 Islands * 4 Wildlife
* 5 Population
* 6 Tourism * 7 Economy * 8 References * 9 External links
In August 1840, the conclusion of a treaty of friendship and commerce
between the Sultan Mohammed bin Mohammed of
Tadjoura and Commander
Robert Moresby of the Indian Navy is tracking the sale of Moucha
The area of the gulf is 347 km2 (900 sq mi). The length (from the Sagallo to Obock ) is 64 km (40 mi) and the width varies from 26 km (16 mi).The gulf is relatively shallow with the depth decreasing from the entrance to the gulf to the continent. The coast is mostly sloping; there are abundant sandy dunes, with occasional palm trees.The southern shores are smooth and shallow.
At the entrance of the Gulf is the group of small islands of Moucha
and Maskali . At the bottom of the Gulf, separated only by a narrow
neck of land,
The limits of the Gulf of
Tadjoura as follows: On the East – The
western limit of the
Gulf of Aden
The Gulf of Tadjoura is home to many small islands. Geographically the biggest island in the Gulf of Tadjoura is Moucha Island . The Gulf of Tadjoura islands are often also historically significant, having been used in the past by colonial powers such as the French and the British in their trade or as acquisitions for their empires.
The wildlife of the Gulf of Tadjoura is diverse, and entirely unique due to the gulf's geographic distribution. The Gulf of Tadjoura has hosted some of the most magnificent marine fauna and flora, some of which are near extinction or at serious environmental risk. From corals, to dugongs , Gulf of Tadjoura is a diverse cradle for many species who depend on each other for survival.
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Khor Ambado and the Gulf Of Tadjoura
The Gulf of Tadjoura is one of the major tourist attractions for Djibouti, believed to be a perfect place for snorkelling with whale sharks, diving and underwater photography. There are two important towns on the gulf: Obock, where Afar and Somali sultans had sold settlement rights to the French, and Tadjoura, which houses seven important mosques and offers magnificent views from the sea.
Tadjoura is beautifully surrounded by the green Goda Mountains . The hills of this mountain are 1700 meters. Due to coral reefs, the Gulf of Tadjoura is a heaven for divers and snorkelers. It attracts 40% of foreign tourists visiting Djibouti.