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A Coruña and Rías Along Coast of Galicia, Spain

43.3N 8.3W

July 14th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Spain - July 5th, 2010

Spain - July 5th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the northwestern coast of Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. The port city of A Coruña (Spanish: La Coruña, English: Corunna), the second largest city in Galicia and the capital of A Coruña Province, can be seen on the coast at the upper right.

Galicia is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Bay of Biscay to the north, and Portugal to the south. The interior of Galicia is composed of relatively low mountains without sharp peaks. Topographically, a remarkable feature of Galicia is the presence of many fjord-like or firth-like inlets along the coast, called rías – estuaries that were drowned with rising sea levels after the ice age.

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