A lagoon is a shallae bouk o watter separatit frae a lairger body o watter bi barrier islands or reefs. Lagoons are commonly dividit intae coastal lagoons an atoll lagoons. Thay hae an aa been identified as occurrin on mixed-sand an graivel coastlines. Thare is an owerlap atween bodies o watter clessifee'd as coastal lagoons an bodies o watter clessifee'd as estuaries. Lagoons are common coastal featurs aroond the warld.


Abidjan is the economic an umwhile offeecial caipital o Côte d'Ivoire, while the current caipital is Yamoussoukro. As o 2011, it is the lairgest ceety in the naition an the third-largest French-speakin ceety in the warld, efter Paris an Kinshasa, but afore Montreal. It haes, accordin tae the authorities o the kintra in 2006, 5,068,858 residents in the metropolitan aurie an 3,796,677 residents in the municipality. Anerlie Lagos, the umwhile caipital o Nigerie, haes a lairger nummer o inhabitants in this region. Considered a cultural hub o Wast Africae, Abidjan is characterisit bi a heich level o industrialisation an urbanization. The ceety staunds in Ébrié Lagoon, on several convergin peninsulaes an islands, connectit bi brigs.

The ceety grew efter the construction o a new wharf in 1931 an its designation as the caipital o the then French colony in 1933. The completion o the Vridi Canal in 1951 enabled it tae become an important sea port. In 1983, Yamoussoukro wis designatit as the naition's caipital, but maist govrenment offices an foreign embassies are still in Abidjan.


An atoll (/ˈætɒl/ or /əˈtɒl/) is a ring-shaped coral reef includin a coral rim that encircles a lagoon pairtially or completely. Thare mey be coral islands/cays on the coral rim.

Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral, frae the Spainyie Cabo Cañaveral, is a cape in Brevard Coonty, Florida, Unitit States, near the centre o the state's Atlantic coast. Kent as Cape Kennedy frae 1963 tae 1973, it lies east o Merritt Island, separatit frae it bi the Banana River.

It is pairt o a region kent as the Space Coast, an is the steid o the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Syne mony U.S. spacecraft are launched frae baith the station an the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, the terms "Cape Canaveral," "Canaveral", or "the Cape" hae acome metonyms that refer tae baith as the launch steid o spacecraft. In homage tae its spacefarin heritage, the Florida Public Service Commission allocatit aurie code 321 tae the Cape Canaveral aurie.


Favignana (Sicilian: Favignana, Italian: Favignana) is a comune includin three islands (Favignana, Marettimo an Levanzo) o the Aegadian Islands, soothren Italy. It is situatit approximately 7 km wast o the coast o Sicily, atween Trapani an Marsala, the coastal aurie whare the Stagnone Lagoon an the internaitional airport o Trapani, are steidit.

The island is famous for its tuna fisheries an is nou a popular tourist destination wi frequent hydrofoil connections tae the mainland.


Iguala (Spaingie pronunciation: [iˈɣwala]), kent offeecially as Iguala de la Independencia , is a historic ceety locatit 102 km (63 mi) frae state caipital Chilpancingo in the Mexican state o Guerrero. It staunds on Federal Heich-gate 95. Iguala is the municipal seat o the municipality o the same name, locatit in the north-central pairt o the state. The ceety haed a 2005 census population o 110,390 an the municipality 128,444. The aurie o the municipality is 567.1 km2 (219.0 sq mi). The ceety is the third-lairgest commonty in the state, efter Acapulco an Chilpancingo.

Juquila Destrict

Juquila Destrict is locatit in the centre o the Costa Region o the State o Oaxaca, Mexico, on the Paceefic coast.

It haes a aurie o 5,055 km2.

As o 2005 it haed a tot population o 134,365 o whom 33,106 spoke an indigenous leid.

Economic activities include agricultur an tourism.

The Santuario (Sanctuary) de Juquila is a major attraction.


Lagos (Inglis pronunciation: /ˈleɪɡɒs/ LAY-gos; Edo: Èkó) is a port an the maist populous conurbation in Nigerie. Wi a population o 7,937,932, it is currently the seicont maist populous ceety in Africae efter Cairo, an is estimatit tae be the fastest growin ceety in Africae (UN-HABITAT, 2008) an the seivent fastest growin in the warld. Lagos is the economic an financial caipital o Nigerie an wis ance the caipital o Nigerie.

Lagos wis oreeginally inhabitit bi the Awori subgroup o the Yoruba fowk. Unner the leadership o thair Olofin the Awori moved tae an island nou cried Iddo an then tae the lairger Lagos Island. In the 15t century the Awori dounset wis attacked bi the Benin Empire follaein a quarrel an the island became a Benin war-camp cried "Eko" unner Oba Orhogba, the Oba o Benin o the time.Lagos is a huge metropolis which oreeginatit on islands separatit bi creeks sic as Lagos Island that fringe the soothwast mooth o Lagos Lagoon protectit frae the Atlantic Ocean bi lang saund spits sic as Bar Beach which stretch up tae 100 km east an wast o the mooth. Frae the beginnin Lagos haes spread on the mainland wast o the lagoon an the conurbation, includin Ikeja an Agege, nou reaches mair nor 40 km north-wast o Lagos Island. Thare are suburbs lik Ikorodu, Epe an Badagry an recently mair local cooncils hae been creatit tae bring the tot nummer o local govrenments in Lagos tae 57.


Majuro, /ˈmædʒəroʊ/ (Marshallese: Mājro, [mʲæzʲ(ɛ͡ʌ)rˠɤ͡oo̯]), is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It is a lairge coral atoll o 64 islands in the Paceefic Ocean an aw. It fuirms a legislative destrict o the Ratak Chain o the Marshall Islands. The atoll haes a laund aurie o 9.7 square kilometres (3.7 sq mi) an encloses a lagoon o 295 square kilometres (114 sq mi). As wi ither atolls in the Marshall Islands, Majuro consists o narrae laund masses.

The main population center, namit Delap-Uliga-Djarrit, DUD - three contiguous motus, haed 20,301 fowk as o 2012. Majuro haes a port, shoppin destrict, hotels, an a internaitional airport.


Masaya, cried the Ceety o Flouers, is the caipital ceety o the Masaya Depairtment o Nicaragua. It is situatit approximately 14 km north o Granada an 17 km sooth frae Managua. The toun o Masaya is situatit juist sooth o the Masaya Volcano (Volcan de Masaya), an active Volcano frae which the ceety takes its name. The 2005 population estimate wis 146,000.


Montgai is a veelage in the province o Lleida an autonomous commonty o Catalonie, Spain.

Neman (river)

The Neman, Nemunas, Nyoman, Niemen or Memel is a major Eastren European river risin in Belaroushie an flowin throu Lithuanie afore drainin intae the Curonian Lagoon, an then intae the Baltic Sea at Klaipėda.

Niigata Prefectur

Niigata Prefectur (新潟県, Niigata-ken) is a prefectur o Japan locatit on the island o Honshū on the coast o the Sea o Japan. The caipital is the ceety o Niigata. The name "Niigata" leeterally means "new lagoon".

Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu aˈlɛɡɾi] ( listen), Happy Harbour) is the tent maist populous municipality in Brazil, wi 1,409,939 indwallers, an the centre o Brazil's fowert lairgest metropolitan aurie (3,979,561 indwallers). It is an aa the caipital ceety o the soothrenmaist Brazilian state o Rio Grande do Sul. The ceety is the soothrenmaist caipital ceety o a Brazilian state. Porto Alegre is ane o the maist important cultural, poleetical an economic centers o Brazil. Twa Mercosul kintras, Argentinae an Uruguay, border on the State o Rio Grande do Sul.

Porto Alegre wis foondit in 1742 bi immigrants frae the Azores, Portugal. In the late 19t century the ceety received mony immigrants frae ither pairts o the warld, parteecularly Germany, Italy, an Poland. The vast majority o the population is o European strynd.

The ceety lies on the eastren bank o the Rio Guaiba (Guaiba Lake), whaur five rivers converge tae form the Lagoa dos Patos (Lagoon o the Ducks), a giant freshwater lagoon navigable bi even the lairgest o ships. This five-river junction haes acome an important alluvial port as well as a chief industrial an commercial centre o Brazil.

The port o Porto Alegre is important for transportin local produce. The "Gaucho caipital" haes a broad-based economy that lays parteecular emphasis on agricultur an industry. Agricultural production includes produce sic as ploums, peaches, rice an cassava grown on rural smahauldins. The shae an laither industries are an aa important, especially in Novo Hamburgo, in the Metropolitan Region o Porto Alegre.

Porto Alegre haes a lang coastline on the Guaíba Loch, an its topography is punctuatit bi 40 hills. In the loch, a vast body o watter, a maze o islands facin the ceety creates an archipelago whaur a unique ecoseestem gies shelter tae abundant wildlife. The ceety aurie concentrates 28% o the native flora o Rio Grande do Sul, wi 9,288 species. Amang thir, thare are mony trees which are the vestiges o the Atlantic Forest. Fauna are an aa diversifee\d, specially in the islands an hills. The Portoalegrense environs include mony pairks, squares an woodit streets.

San Pedro Huilotepec

San Pedro Huilotepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico.

It is pairt o the Tehuantepec Destrict in the wast o the Istmo Region.

"Huilotepec" means stne wasp.The municipality covers a aurie o 103.06 km², an is atween the ceety o Salina Cruz an the Superior Lagoon.

The Tehuantepec river flows past the toun.

The climate is wairm wi little variation durin the year.

Flora include Guanacaste, ceiba, congo, sauce, mango an coconut.

Fauna include wild cat, badger, coyote, wild boar, birds an reptiles.As o 2005, the municipality haed 614 hoosehaulds.

The main toun is San Pedro Huilotepec, wi a population o 2,396 fowk.

Economic activity includes cultivation o corn, sesame, beans an vegetables, extensive cattle grazin,

an fishin, perhaps the maist important activity.

The Union o Indigenous Commonties o the Isthmus Region, a cooperative foondit in 1982, assists in production an distribution o the local products unner a fair trade label.

Santiago Niltepec

Santiago Niltepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico.

It is pairt o the Juchitán Destrict in the wast o the Istmo de Tehuantepec region.

The name means "Hill o Indigo."The toun is 60 meters abuin sea level. The municipality covers a aurie o 680.01 km², wattered by the Niltepec river which rises in the muntains an flows tae the lawer lagoon.

The climate is tropical, wi hot simmers.

Flora includes mahogany, Nopo, Guanacaste, scrub an grassland.

Wildlife includes wild boar, raccoon, squirrel, armadillo an iguana.As o 2005, the municipality haed 1,367 hoosehauds wi a total population o 4,961 o whom 56 spoke a indigenous leid.

Economic activities include cultivation o corn, sesame, sorghum, melon an wattermelon, cattle fermin an production o Mezcal an tradeetional textiles.

Syne the toun is locatit on Heich-gate 190, thare is some tourist trade in local handicrafts an mezcal.

Thare are plans tae develop wind ferms in the municipality, but these hae met local resistance due tae the communal awnership o laund an concerns aboot the annual rental prices affered, $98 tae $117 per hectare.

São Lourenço do Sul

São Lourenço do Sul is a Brazilian toun in the state o Rio Grande do Sul. Its population in 2010 wis 43,114 inhabitants. It is locatit at the wast bank o the big lagoon Lagoa dos Patos.


Torreón (Spaingie pronunciation: [toreˈon]) is a ceety an seat o the surroondin municipality o the same name in the Mexican state o Coahuila. As o 2010, the ceety's population wis 608,836 wi 639,629 in the municipality. The metropolitan population, includin Matamoros, Coahuila, an Gómez Palacio an Lerdo in adjacent Durango, wis 1,215,993. It is the ninth-biggest metropolitan aurie in the country an is ane o Mexico's maist important economic an industrial centres. Torreón is servit bi Francisco Sarabia Internaitional Airport, a smaw airport wi flichts tae several ceeties in Mexico an the Unitit States.


Venice (Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsja] ( listen), Venetian: Venesia) is a ceety in northren Italy kent baith for tourism an for industry, an is the caipital o the region Veneto, wi a population o aboot 272,000 (census estimate 1 Januar 2004). Thegither wi Padua, the ceety is includit in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Aurie (population 1,600,000).

The name is derived frae the auncient tribe o Veneti that inhabitit the region in Roman times. The ceety historically wis the caipital o an independent ceety-state. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen o the Adriatic", "Ceety o Water", "Ceety o Masks", "Ceety o Brigs", "The Floatin Ceety", an "Ceety o Canals". Luigi Barzini, writin in The New York Times, described it as "undoubtedly the maist bonnie ceety built bi man". Venice haes an aa been described bi the Times Online as bein ane o Europe's maist romantic ceeties.The ceety stretches athort 117 sma islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon alang the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches alang the shoreline atween the mooths o the Po (sooth) an the Piave (north) Rivers. The population estimate o 272,000 inhabitants includes the population o the hale Comune o Venezie; aroond 60,000 in the historic ceety o Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (the Mainland), maistly in the lairge frazioni o Mestre an Marghera; an 31,000 live on ither islands in the lagoon.

The Republic o Venice wis a major maritime pouer durin the Middle Ages an Renaissance, an a stagin aurie for the Crusades an the Battle o Lepanto, as well as a vera important centre o commerce (especially silk, grain an spice tred) an airt in the 13t century up tae the end o the 17t century. This made Venice a wealthy ceety throughoot maist o its history. It is an aa kent for its several important airtistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice haes played an important role in the history o symphonic an operatic muisic, an it is the birthplace o Antonio Vivaldi.

Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo

Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico.

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