Bay of Biscay
The Bay of Biscay (/ - /,; French: Golfe de Gascogne, Spanish: Golfo de Vizcaya, Basque: Bizkaiko Golkoa, Occitan: Golf de Gasconha, Breton: Pleg-mor Gwaskogn) is a gulf of the northeast Atlantic Ocean located south of the Celtic Sea. It lies along the western coast of France from Point Penmarc'h to the Spanish border, and the northern coast of Spain west to Cape Ortegal.
|Bay of Biscay|
|Location||Western Europe and Southern Europe|
|Ocean/sea sources||Atlantic Ocean|
|Basin countries||France and Spain|
|Max. length||593.7 km (368.9 mi)|
|Max. width||511.1 km (317.6 mi)|
|Surface area||223,000 km2 (86,000 sq mi)|
|Average depth||1,744 m (5,722 ft)|
|Max. depth||4,735 m (15,535 ft)|
|Water volume||389,000 km3 (93,000 cu mi)|
The south area of the Bay of Biscay washes over the northern coast of Spain and is known as the Cantabrian Sea.