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Ebro Delta and Barcelona, Spain

40.5N 0.6E

August 22nd, 2009 Category: Rivers

Spain - July 28th, 2009

Spain - July 28th, 2009

The provinces of Tarragona and Barcelona, in eastern Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Catalonia, enjoy a long stretch of coastline bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The city of Barcelona can be seen on the shoreline in the upper right quadrant.

The coast is mostly free of sediments, probably due to a lack of rain during the dry, hot summer months typical of this region. However, some sediments can be seen flowing in a northeast direction from the mouth of the Ebro River in the Ebro Delta.

The delta is one of the largest wetland areas in the western Mediterranean region, at 320 km² and growing. Currently, the delta is used intensively for agriculture, including rice, fruit, and vegetables. It also contains many beaches, marshes, and salt pans.

Barcelona, Spain

41.3N 2.1E

July 30th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Barcelona, Spain - July 15th, 2009

Barcelona, Spain - July 15th, 2009

Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city, lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona lies on a plateau by the coast, and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge.  More and more ridges become visible in this orthorectified image as one moves north towards the Pyrenees.

The populated areas of Barcelona and its metropolitican area appear white or light grey, while the dark grey, flat area along the coast just south of the city is mostly an industrial zone.  The Llobregat River flows through this area, and Barcelona’s main airport is located there as well.

Barcelona, Spain by Radar

February 15th, 2009 Category: Rivers, Snapshots

Barcelona, Spain - February 12th, 2009

Barcelona, Spain - February 12th, 2009

Barcelona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of 1,615,908 in 2008.

It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).

The city rests in a plateau near the coast, surrounded by hills and mountains which can be best seen in the full image. The two rivers appear as dark grey lines running through the white of the city to the coast.

Barcelona is also a major economic centre with one of Europe’s principal Mediterranean ports. Some ships, which look like white dots, can be seen entering and exiting the port.

source Wikipedia