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Pyrenees and Mediterranean Coastline of Spain and France – July 20th, 2010

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July 20th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Spain and France - June 30th, 2010

Spain and France - June 30th, 2010

The Pyrenees are capped with snow even during the European summer in this image of France (above) and Spain (below). The mountains form a natural border between the two countries, extending for about 430 km (267 mi) from the Bay of Biscay (Cap Higuer) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cap de Creus).

Upon opening the full image, several interesting features can be observed along the Mediterranean coast. The French part of the coastline frames the Gulf of Lion. Several lagoons and lakes are situated near the shore, the largest of which is the √Čtang de Berre, to the west of Marseille.

Moving south to the Spanish part of the coastline, the Ebro Delta can be observed at the bottom edge, appearing as a bright green protrusion. The delta is formed at the mouth of the Ebro River in the province of Tarragona.

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