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The Loire River and Brittany, France

April 4th, 2009 Category: Rivers

France - March 31st, 2009

France - March 31st, 2009

Brittany (French: Bretagne) is one of the 26 regions of France. It occupies a large peninsula in the northwest of the country, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Its capital is Rennes.

The peninsular coastline is relatively clear of sediments, though there concentrations at the mouth of the Loire River (bottom right) and another river to the north.

The Loire is the longest river in France, with a length of 1,013 kilometres (629 mi). It drains an area of 117,000 km2 (45,000 sq mi), which represents more than a fifth of France’s land area.

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