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Encyclopedia > Currituck Sound

Currituck Sound is a protected inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northeastern part of North Carolina. Thirty miles N-S and 3-8 miles wide, this shallow, island-filled sound is separated from the ocean by Bodie Island, part of the Outer Banks. On the NE, it joins Back Bay in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and a fork on the NW leads to the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, a part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway that connects the sound to Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay. It joins Albemarle Sound on the South. Mackay Island and Currituck national wildlife refuges bordering the sound are winter habitats on the Atlantic Flyway. The area of barrier beaches, it is also noted for its duck and goose hunting. Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England (Great Britain) A fjord (Lysefjorden) in Norway An inlet is a body of water, mmusually sea water, which has characteristics of one or more of the following: a bay a cove an estuary a firth a fjord a geo a sea loch a sea lough... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Raleigh Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... Back Bay is the name of several places and neighborhoods in the world, including: Back Bay, Boston Back Bay, New Brunswick This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official website: http://www. ... Categories: Stub ... Hampton Roads, from state map of pre-civil war Virginia circa 1858 Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. ... Albemarle Sound with the northern Outer Banks. ...


 
 

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