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Landscape of Central and Northern Germany

53.5N 11.0E

June 1st, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Germany - April 28th, 2010

Germany - April 28th, 2010

This image focuses on northern and central Germany, a country in northern Europe with an area of 137,882 sq mi (357,114 sq km) and a population (2009 est.) of 82,000,000. The capital is Berlin. Here, parts of Denmark and Sweden are also visible to the north, as are parts of Poland to the east.

The land in Germany is generally flat in the north and hilly in the northeast and central region, rising to the Bavarian Alps in the south. The Rhine River basin dominates the central and western part of the country; other important rivers include the Elbe, Danube, and Oder.

Munich and Nearby Lakes by the Bavarian Alps, Germany

48.1N 11.5E

May 4th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Germany - April 28th, 2010

Germany - April 28th, 2010

Munich, the capital city of Bavaria, Germany, is visible as a grey area (upper left quadrant) on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Several lakes are also visible nearby, including Ammersee and Lake Starnberg to the southwest and Chiemsee to the southeast.

Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. There are approximately 1.35 million people living within city limits, while the Munich Metropolitan Area (including the urban areas of Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and Landshut) is home to over 5 million people.

Munich lies on the elevated plains of Upper Bavaria, about 50 km north of the northern edge of the Alps, at an altitude of about 520 m (1,706.04 ft) ASL. The city is situated in the Northern Alpine Foreland. The northern part of this sandy plateau includes a highly fertile flint area which is no longer affected by the folding processes found in the Alps, while the southern part is covered with morainic hills.