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Rance River Flowing Between Dinard and Saint-Malo, France

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December 22nd, 2011 Category: Rivers

France - December 22nd, 2011

The long, wide identation visible on the northwestern coast of France in this ASAR image is the Rance, flowing into the English Channel between Dinard and Saint-Malo. Before reaching the Channel, its waters are barred by a 750 metre long dam forming the Rance tidal power plant.

Here, the cities of Saint-Malo and Dinard can be seen by the rivermouth, with the former on the right bank and the latter on the left bank. Saint-Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. It is a sub-prefecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine. Dinard is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in north-western France. It is on the Côte d’Émeraude of Brittany.

The Loire River and Brittany, France

April 4th, 2009 Category: Rivers

France - March 31st, 2009

France - March 31st, 2009

Brittany (French: Bretagne) is one of the 26 regions of France. It occupies a large peninsula in the northwest of the country, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Its capital is Rennes.

The peninsular coastline is relatively clear of sediments, though there concentrations at the mouth of the Loire River (bottom right) and another river to the north.

The Loire is the longest river in France, with a length of 1,013 kilometres (629 mi). It drains an area of 117,000 km2 (45,000 sq mi), which represents more than a fifth of France’s land area.