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Mouth of Loire River by Saint Nazaire, France

47.2N 2.2W

December 23rd, 2011 Category: Rivers

France - December 22nd, 2011

This ASAR image of northwestern France shows the Loire River reaching the Bay of Biscay near the city of St. Nazaire, visible as a large, bright white area on the banks of the river in the lower right quadrant.

In the full image, the Saint-Nazaire bridge can be observed spanning the Loire river and linking Saint-Nazaire on the north bank and Saint-Brevin-Les-Pins on the south bank, in the department of Loire-Atlantique, France.

The Loire is the longest river in France, with a length of 1,012 kilometres (629 mi), and a drainage area of 117,054 km2 (45,195 sq mi), which represents more than a fifth of France’s land area.

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