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Pyrenees and Gironde Estuary, France

43.8N 0.6W

October 24th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Rivers, Sediments

France - October 23rd, 2011

The Pyrenees, a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain, can be visible parallel to the lower edge of this image. It extends for about 491 km (305 mi) from the Bay of Biscay (Cap Higuer) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cap de Creus).

Visible along the coast of France at the center left is the Gironde estuary, formed by the meeting of the Dordogne and Garonne Riers just below the centre of Bordeaux. Tan sediments can be seen in the estuary, which is subject to very strong tidal currents, and spilling out into the Bay of Biscay.

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