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The Seine Winding Through Paris and Île-de-France – September 14th, 2009

48.8N 2.3E

September 14th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

France - August 31st, 2009

France - August 31st, 2009

The city of Paris and surrounding metropolitan area, known as Île-de-France, appear as a greyish brown area towards the upper right. Upon opening the full image and examining this urbain zone closely, Paris proper appears as a grey circular area in the center, while the rest of Île-de-France beyond the geographical limits of the city is brown.

The distinctive curves of the River Seine can also be seen meandering through Paris and Île-de-France in the full image. After exiting the city, the river winds its way across the golden coastal plains of northern France to Le Havre on the shores of the English Channel.

Meanderings of the River Seine from Paris to Le Havre, France

48.8N 2.3E

June 7th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Paris, France - May 30th, 2009

Paris, France - May 30th, 2009

The River Seine meanders its way through Paris, identifiable as a large grey area on the center right and across the green, mostly flat coastal plains of northern France. Its winding path ends at Le Havre, where it spills golden yellow sediments into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel.

The Seine is a slow-flowing, major river and commercial waterway within the French regions of Île-de-France and Haute-Normandie.

It is 776 km (486 miles) long, navigable by oceanic transports about ten percent of its length to Rouen, 120 km (75 miles) from the sea, whereas over sixty percent of its length from Burgundy near the Swiss Alps is negotiable by commercial riverboats.

Other yellow sediments are also visible further up the coast, discharged into the channel by the Somme River, Picardy.

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