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A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, Spain

43.3N 8.3W

October 12th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Spain - September 24th, 2009

Spain - September 24th, 2009

The city of A Coruña, the second largest city in Galicia in northwestern Spain and the capital of A Coruña Province, is visible as a grey area along the coast at the top center. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region.

A Coruña is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf on the Atlantic Ocean. The isthmus of this promontory was at times formed only by a small strip of sand. Erosion and sea currents caused a progressive accumulation of sand, enlarging it to its present dimensions.

To the south of A Coruña, another grey area is visible amidst the surrounding green landscape. This is the city of Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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