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Bologna Near the Apennine Mountains, Italy

44.4N 11.3E

January 8th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Italy - December 29th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows urban areas in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Visible near the right edge is the city of Bologna, the capital city of the region. The city lies between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains, which are visible in the lower part of the image.

More specifically, Bologna is located in the Padana Plains, at the foot of the Apennines, between the Reno and Savena river valleys. The provincial territory stretches out from the western edge of the Padana Plains on the border with Ferrara to the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, ranging from 29 meters above sea level in the suburb of Corticella and 54m downtown to 300 meters above sea level in Sabbiuno and the Colle della Guardia, and 1945 meters above sea level at Corno alle Scale.

Bologna at the Foot of the Apennine Mountains, Italy – January 4th, 2010

44.4N 11.3E

January 4th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

Italy - November 30th, 2009

Italy - November 30th, 2009

Bologna is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna, in the Po Valley (Pianura Padana in Italian) of Northern Italy. The city lies between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains, more specifically, between the Reno River and the Savena River.

This orthorectified image shows the contrast between the flat Po Valley and the crests of the Apennines. With regards to weather and temperature, Bologna experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) characteristic of Northern Italy’s inland plains, with very hot summers and cold and humid winters.

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