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Italian Region of Liguria, Near Italy-France Border – March 27th, 2010

43.8N 7.7E

March 27th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

Italy - February 17th, 2010

Italy - February 17th, 2010

The Italian region of Liguria lies on the Ligurian Sea, and borders France to the west, Piedmont to the north, and Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany to the east. The area visible in this orthorectified image is near the French border.

Liguria is a narrow strip of land, enclosed between the sea and the Alps and the Apennines mountains, it is a winding arched extension from Ventimiglia to La Spezia and is one of the smallest regions in Italy.

Its surface area is 5,416.03 square kilometres, corresponding to 1.18% of the whole national surface area, with the following subdivision: 3524.08 kilometres mountain (65% of the total) and 891.95 square kilometres hill (35% of the total).

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