Bohai Sea

Bohai Sea
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Chinese name
Chinese渤海
Korean name
Hangul발해
Hanja渤海
The location of the Bo Hai.

The Bohai Sea or Bo Sea, also known as Bohai Gulf, Bo Gulf or Pohai Bay (Chinese: 渤海; literally: 'Bo Sea'), is the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea and the Korea Bay on the coast of Northeastern and North China. It is approximately 78,000 km2 (30,000 sq mi) in area. Its proximity to Beijing makes it one of the busiest seaways in the world.

History

Until the early 20th century, Bo Hai was often called the Gulf of Chihli (Chinese: 直隸海灣; pinyin: Zhílì Hǎiwān) or the Gulf of Pechihli or Pechili (北直隸海灣; Běizhílì Hǎiwān). Zhili and Beizhili (North Zhili) were historic provinces in the area surrounding Beijing.