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The Seine Flowing from Paris to Le Havre, France

48.8N 2.3E

February 11th, 2011 Category: Rivers

France - January 16th, 2011

The city of Paris, capital of France, appears as a large grey area at the center right of this image. The city covers a total area of 105.39 km2 (41 sq mi).

In the full image, the River Seine can be seen leaving the city and meandering northwestward towards Le Havre, where it empties into the English Channel. Here, golden tan sediments can be seen pouring out of the rivermouth.

French Rivers Spilling Sediments into the Bay of Biscay and English Channel – April 14th, 2010

47.2N 2.2W

April 14th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

France - March 5th, 2010

France - March 5th, 2010

Sediments from various rivers release thick tan sediments off the coast of France into the Bay of Biscay (left) and the English Channel (above).

Along the west coast, these sediments come from the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, released through the Gironde Estuary near Bordeaux (lower right quadrant), and from the Loire River, whose mouth is located at St Nazaire, near Nantes. With a length of 1,013 kilometres (629 mi), the Loire is the longest river in France.

Moving northward from the mouth of the Loire, the Couesnon River is visible releasing sediments on France’s north coast in an estuary at Mont Saint-Michel. Finally, the mouth of the River Seine can be seen by Le Havre, near the upper right corner, spilling sediments into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel.

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.

The River Seine and the City of Paris, France – April 21st, 2009

April 21st, 2009 Category: Rivers

France - March 31st, 2009

France - March 31st, 2009

The terrain visible in this image of northern France consists mostly of coastal plains.The greyish area in the center of this image is Paris, the country’s capital.

The River Seine can be seen flowing through the city, out to the coast where it discharges brown sediments into the English Channel by Le Havre.

Sediments are also being spilled into the Channel by the Somme River, in Picardy, northern France. These sediments appear to be making their way down the coast, towards Le Havre.

The Somme is 245 km long, from its source in the high ground of the former Forest of Arrouaise at Fonsommes near Saint-Quentin, to the Bay of the Somme, in the English Channel.