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Bo Hai (渤海 pinyin bo2 hai3, literal meaning: "Bo Sea"), also called Bohai Sea or Bohai Gulf, is the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, in northeastern China. It is approximately 823,000 km². In literature before early 20th century, Bo Hai was sometimes called "Gulf of Chih-li", where "Chih-li" was an old name for Hebei Province.

It is a gulf formed by Liaodong Peninsula[?] to the east and Shandong Peninsula[?] to the south. Bo Hai consists of three bays. The bays are Laizhou Bay[?] to the south, Liaodong Bay[?] to the north, and Bohai Bay to the west. Huang He, Liao He, and Hai He empty into Bo Hai.

Bo Hai borders Shandong province, Liaoning province, Hebei province, and Tianjin municipality. Port cities on Bo Hai coast include Dalian, Yingkou[?], Jinzhou[?], Qinhuangdao, Tanggu[?], Longkou[?] and Yantai.

In recent decades, petroleum and natural gas deposits were discovered in and around Bo Hai.

See also: Zhifu Island

Bohai (渤海 698-926; Korean: Balhae, possibly original Bargae) was a kingdom in Manchuria and northern Korea.

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