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The City of Bordeaux on the Banks of the Garonne River, France

44.8N 0.5W

September 29th, 2009 Category: Rivers

France - August 31st, 2009

France - August 31st, 2009

Sediments from the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers color the Gironde Estuary, on the western coast of France. The course of these two rivers is easily followed below their confluence, near Bourg, due to the bright tan color of the sediments.

The Dordogne flows to the point of convergence from the east, and the Garonne from the west. The city of Bordeaux can easily be spotted along the banks of the Garonne as a greyish tan area on the surrounding green landscape.

The city is built on a bend of the river, and is divided into two parts: the right bank to the east and left bank in the west. Historically, the left bank is more developed, as can be observed here by the greater extent of the tan area to the west of the river than to the east.

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