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Radar View of Toulouse, Southwestern France

43.6N 1.4E

February 21st, 2011 Category: Snapshots

France - February 1st, 2011

The bright white area in this orthorectified image is Toulouse, a  city in southwest France. The city is located on the banks of the River Garonne, 590 km (366 mi) away from Paris and half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Toulouse is one of the bases of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus, Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, and CNES’s Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the largest space centre in Europe.

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