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Cities on Strait of Gibraltar Shores

35.9N 5.6W

June 30th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Strait of Gibraltar - June 21st, 2009

Strait of Gibraltar - June 21st, 2009

Clusters of white dots along the coastlines of Spain (above) and Morocco (below) indicate the locations of populated or industrial areas, while other white dots in the Strait of Gibraltar (center) mark the presence of ships.

The bright white area at the lower left of this orthorectified ASAR (radar) image is the port city of Tangiers, Morocco, while that at the lower right is the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Across the strait, Spanish cities such as Algeciras and La Línea de la Concepción are visible in the upper right quadrant, with Tarifa visible in the center of the image. The bright white peninsula on the coastline, just south of La Línea, is the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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