Firths Along the Coastline of Galicia, Spain42.8N 8.8W
This image shows northwestern Spain and northern Portugal (lower left quadrant). The northwestern coast of Spain, in Galicia, is particularly rugged, while the coastline of Portugal is considerably smoother.
Topographically, a remarkable feature of Galicia is the presence of many firth-like inlets along the coast, estuaries that were drowned with rising sea levels after the ice age. These are called rías and are divided into the smaller Rías Altas (“High Rías”), and the larger Rías Baixas (“Low Rías”).