Joseph Bonaparte Gulf
Joseph Bonaparte Gulf is a large body of water off the coast of the Northern Territory and Western Australia and part of the Timor Sea. It was named after Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon and King of Naples (1806-1808) and then Spain (1808-1813) by French explorer and naturalist Nicholas Baudin in 1803. It is also often referred to in Australia as the "Bonaparte Gulf".
|Joseph Bonaparte Gulf|
|Location||Northwest coast of Australia, between Western Australia and Northern Territory|
|Part of||Timor Sea|
|Primary inflows||Keep River, Victoria River, Cambridge Gulf|
The Legune (Joseph Bonaparte Bay) Important Bird Area lies at the south-eastern end of the gulf. The Bonaparte Basin is a large sedimentary basin underlying the gulf and a large part of the Timor Sea, deriving its name from the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, which has several producing and potential oilfields.
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- Web page of www.tutiempo.net about the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (in Spanish).
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