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Helsinki and Tallinn by Gulf of Finland and Riga by Gulf of Riga

60.1N 24.9E

April 22nd, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Estonia - January 4th, 2012

Visible in the upper part of this wide-swath ASAR image is the Gulf of Finland, the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea. Visible on opposite sides of the gulf are Helsinki, Finland (northern shores, near the top edge) and Tallinn, Estonia (southern shores, parallel to Helsinki).

Visible to the south of Tallinn is the Gulf of Riga, a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia. The area of the Gulf of Riga is about 18,000 km². The maximum depth is 67 m. The island of Saaremaa (Estonia) partially separates it from the rest of the Baltic Sea. The city of Riga can be viewed near the gulf’s southern shores.

Lake Peipus and Tallinn and Riga, in the Baltics

58.8N 27.2E

December 20th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Estonia, Latvia, Russia - December 11th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows Lake Peipus, the biggest transboundary lake in Europe, on the border between Estonia (part of European Union) and Russia. Other bodies of water visible nearby are the Gulf of Finland (top edge), the Gulf of Riga (left edge) and Lake Võrtsjärv (small lake west of Lake Peipus).

Visible on the shores of the Gulf of Riga is Riga (lower left corner), the capital and largest city of Latvia. An important seaport, it is situated on the mouth of the Daugava River on a flat and sandy plain. Visible at the top left, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, is Tallinn, the capital and largest city of Estonia. It occupies an area of 159.2 km2.

Estonian Islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa by Gulf of Riga – November 14th, 2011

58.9N 22.5E

November 14th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Estonia - November 8th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the Gulf of Riga, a bay of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia. The area of the Gulf of Riga is about 18,000 km². The maximum depth is 67 m. The island of Saaremaa (Estonia) partially separates it from the rest of the Baltic Sea. The main exit out of the gulf is the Irbe Strait.

Ruhnu island, in the middle of the gulf, also belongs to Estonia. Notable cities in this gulf include Riga, Pärnu, Jūrmala and Kuressaare. The main rivers flowing into the gulf are the Daugava, the Pärnu, the Lielupe, the Gauja, and the Salaca.

Saaremaa, the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2,673 km², can be seen just above the center left edge. The main island of Saare County, it is located in the Baltic Sea, south of Hiiumaa island, and belongs to the West Estonian Archipelago. Hiiumaa, the second largest island (989 km²) of Estonia, can be seen at the upper left.

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