Upper Pearls

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Upper Pearls
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Upper Pearls
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Coordinates: 12°09′N61°37′W / 12.150°N 61.617°W / 12.150; -61.617 Coordinates: 12°09′N61°37′W / 12.150°N 61.617°W / 12.150; -61.617
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Parish Saint Andrew
7 ft (2 m)
Time zone UTC-4

Upper Pearls is a town in Saint Andrew Parish, Grenada. It is located towards the northern end of the island, along the east coast.

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Jiuzhouyang or Jiuzhou Channel is the lower channel of the Pearl River estuary which runs from Lingdingyang all the way to the southern end of the Wanshan Archipelago. At the eastern tip of Taipa, from the western tip of Lantau separates Jiuzhouyang from Lingdingyang the mid channel. Currently, no bridge or tunnel that crosses Jiuzhouyang with only Humen Pearl River Bridge and Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge crosses Pearl River estuary.


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