Baia dos Tigres

Baia dos Tigres
Great Fish Bay
Coordinates 16°38′S 11°46′E / 16.633°S 11.767°E / -16.633; 11.767Coordinates: 16°38′S 11°46′E / 16.633°S 11.767°E / -16.633; 11.767
Ocean/sea sources Atlantic Ocean
Basin countries Angola
Max. length 35 km (22 mi)
Max. width 9 km (5.6 mi)
Islands Tigres Island

Baia dos Tigres or Great Fish Bay is a bay in Angola.[1] It is located in the Namibe Province.


It once had a small peninsula on its eastern side, with its isthmus in the south and a well established fishing village named Tigres. The ocean broke through the isthmus of the peninsula in 1962 and the water line was severed.[2] Tigres became an island overnight, Tigres Island, the largest island of Angola.[3]

Currently most of the area of the former bay has become a strait between the island and the mainland. Of the oeriginal bay only a small inlet open to the north —the Saco dos Tigres— remains at the southern end.[4]

See also


  1. "Baia dos Tigres". Mapcarta. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. Foz do Cunene to Lobito - Fishing Spots and Beaches in Angola South
  3. "Ilha dos Tigres". Mapcarta. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  4. "Saco dos Tigres". Mapcarta. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
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