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Winnipeg Near Confluence of Red and Assiniboine Rivers, Canada

49.8N 97.1W

January 9th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Canada - January 8th, 2012

This APM image shows Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region, with more than half of Manitoba’s population. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (a point commonly known as The Forks), visible just below the city near the bottom edge.

Winnipeg lies at the bottom of the Red River Valley, a low-lying flood plain with an extremely flat topography. There are no substantial hills in the city or its vicinity. Winnipeg is on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies. It is relatively close to many large Canadian Shield lakes and parks, as well as Lake Winnipeg (the Earth’s 11th largest freshwater lake). According to the Census geographic units of Canada, the city has a total area of 464.01 km2 (179.16 sq mi) and an elevation of 240 m (786 ft).

Red River Delta Southwest of Hai Phong, Vietnam

20.8N 106.6E

November 8th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Vietnam - November 8th, 2011

This APM image shows several rivers flowing across Vietnam and emptying into the Gulf of Tonkin. Visible at the bottom of the image is the delta of the Red River, which flows from southwest China through northern Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin.

The city of Hai Phong, the third most populous city in Vietnam, appears as a bright yellow area in the upper right corner. Although the thumbnail shows mostly flat coastal plains, more mountainous regions can be observed to the north in the full image.

Mississippi and Red Rivers Flowing to the Gulf of Mexico – January 1st, 2010

29.9N 90W

January 1st, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

USA - December 19th, 2009

USA - December 19th, 2009

The Mississippi River snakes its way southward towards the Gulf of Mexico, marking the border between the states of Louisiana (west) and Mississippi (east) as it goes. Also flowing toward the Gulf, diagonally from the left edge, is the Red River. The valleys around both rivers appear tan, in contrast to the rest of the states’ green terrain.

Upon reaching the Gulf of Mexico, the rivers release heavy loads of sediments, coloring the water tan, gold and green as they diffuse. These sediments are particularly dense by the Mississippi River Delta, south of the city of New Orleans.

Hanoi, Vietnam, on the Banks of the Red River

21.0N 105.8E

August 8th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Vietnam - July 11th, 2009

Vietnam - July 11th, 2009

Hanoi is the capital and second-largest city of Vietnam, with an estimated population of 6.232.940 (2008) and a total area of 334,470 hectares divided into 29 subdivisions.

The city is located on the right bank of the Red River, which passes by on its way to the Gulf of Tonkin. The black area amidst the bright white of the bustling city, not far from the riverbank, is West Lake (Hồ Tây in Vietnamese), with a perimeter of 17 km (about 10.6 miles).

It is deemed to be an oxbow lake, created from a curved part of the Red River after it had changed its course many centuries ago.

Red River Delta, Vietnam

20.4N 106.1E

July 25th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Vietnam - July 11th, 2009

Vietnam - July 11th, 2009

The Red River, also known as the Song Ca in Vietnamese or the Yuan River in Chinese, is a river that flows from southwestern China through northern Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin. In this orthorectified image, it can be seen at its mouth, flowing into the gulf.

The Red River begins in China’s Yunnan province in the mountains south of Dali. It flows generally southeastwardly, leaving China through Yunnan’s Honghe Autonomous Prefecture.

It enters Vietnam at Lào Cai Province. Once reaching the lowlands near Viet Tri, the river and its distributaries spread out to form the Red River Delta. The delta is a major agricultural area of Vietnam with vast area devoted to rice.

Here, the cities of Nam Dinh (left) and Thai Binh (right) are visible in the Red River Delta, near the riverbanks. The foothills of the northern Annamite Mountains line the left side of the image.