Lim

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For other uses, see Lim (disambiguation).

The Lim bay and valley is a peculiar geographic feature found near Rovinj and Vrsar on the western coast of Istria, Croatia, south of Poreč. The name comes from the Latin limes for "limit", referring to the landform's position at the border of two Roman provinces (Dalmatia and Italia).

The Lim valley (Limska draga or Limska dolina) is the 35 km long valley of the river Pazinčica, which transforms into the Lim bay (Limski zaljev), a 12 km long estuary.

The estuary is sometimes confused for a fjord. It isn't a fjord as it wasn't created by a glacier but by the river eroding the ground on its way into the Adriatic Sea. Due to its width it's also sometimes referred to as the Lim channel (Limski kanal).

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  • Lim bay (http://www.rovinjinfo.com/eng/rovinj/lim.asp)
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