Arcachon Bay in southwestern France -

Arcachon Bay in southwestern France. Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features Arcachon Bay on the southwest coast of France.

Visible in the center of the photograph, the Dune of Pyla is the tallest sand dune in Europe with a height of about 110 meters.

This enormous dune is constantly being pushed further inland by wind and tides. Arcachon Bay in southwestern France

According to the ESA, an estimated 60,000,000 cubic meters of sand spills from the Dune of Pyla into the nearby pine forest each year.

France , is a country consisting of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It borders BelgiumLuxembourg and Germany to the northeast, SwitzerlandMonaco, and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country’s 18 integral regions (five of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.07 million (as of May 2020).[10] France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country’s largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include LyonMarseilleToulouseBordeauxLille and Nice. France, including its overseas territories, has the most time zones of any country, with a total of 12.

During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inha

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: ESA


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