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The Gulf or Bay of Tolo (Indonesian: Teluk Tolo or Towori) is the body of water lying between the eastern and south-eastern peninsulas of the island of Sulawesi (Celebes) in Indonesia.

Gulf of Tolo
also known as the Bay of Tolo
Gulf of Tolo is located in Sulawesi
Gulf of Tolo
Gulf of Tolo
LocationSouth Asia
Coordinates2°00′00″S 122°30′00″E / 2.00000°S 122.50000°E / -2.00000; 122.50000Coordinates: 2°00′00″S 122°30′00″E / 2.00000°S 122.50000°E / -2.00000; 122.50000
Native nameIndonesian: Teluk Tolo
Primary inflowsMolukka Sea
Basin countries Indonesia
ReferencesTeluk Tolo: Indonesia National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA

Unlike the Gulf of Tomini to its north[1] or the Gulf of Boni to its south-west,[2] the Bay of Tolo is not recognized as a gulf by the International Hydrographic Organization. Instead, it is included in the area of the Molukka Sea.[3]

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  1. ^ IHO (1953), §48 (d).
  2. ^ IHO (1953), §48 (k).
  3. ^ IHO (1953), §48 (c).


  • Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd ed. (PDF), International Hydrographic Organization, 1953.