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Gulf of Mexico
including Galveston Bay — Lake Pontchartrain — Lake Borgne — Mobile Bay — Tampa Bay — Florida Bay

Gulf of Mexico information, links, and neighbors

Gulf of Mexico information:

   Water area: about 615,000 square miles.
   Wikipedia article on Gulf of Mexico

Neighboring areas:

   North: Cameron Parish, La.; Vermilion Parish, La.; Iberia Parish, La.; St. Mary Parish, La.; Terrebonne Parish, La.; Lafourche Parish, La.; Jefferson Parish, La.; Plaquemines Parish, La.; St. Bernard Parish, La.; Orleans Parish, La.; St. Charles Parish, La.; St. John the Baptist Parish, La.; Tangipahoa Parish, La.; St. Tammany Parish, La.; Hancock County, Miss.; Harrison County, Miss.; Jackson County, Miss.; Mobile County, Ala.; Baldwin County, Ala.; Escambia County, Fla.; Santa Rosa County, Fla.; Okaloosa County, Fla.; Walton County, Fla.; Bay County, Fla.; Gulf County, Fla.
   Northeast: Franklin County, Fla.; Wakulla County, Fla.; Jefferson County, Fla.; Taylor County, Fla.; Dixie County, Fla.; Levy County, Fla.; Citrus County, Fla.; Hernando County, Fla.; Pasco County, Fla.; Pinellas County, Fla.; Hillsborough County, Fla.; Manatee County, Fla.; Sarasota County, Fla.; Charlotte County, Fla.; Lee County, Fla.; Collier County, Fla.; Monroe County, Fla.; Miami-Dade County, Fla.
   East: Atlantic Ocean; Cuba
   Southeast: Caribbean Sea
   South: Quintana Roo; Yucatan; Campeche; Tabasco
   Southwest: Veracruz
   West: Tamaulipas; Cameron County, Tex.; Willacy County, Tex.; Kenedy County, Tex.; Kleberg County, Tex.; Nueces County, Tex.; San Patricio County, Tex.
   Northwest: Aransas County, Tex.; Calhoun County, Tex.; Matagorda County, Tex.; Brazoria County, Tex.; Galveston County, Tex.; Harris County, Tex.; Chambers County, Tex.; Jefferson County, Tex.
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