Satellite view of Finistère in France Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Finistère, a French department in the west of Brittany.
Located in the northwestern region of Italy, Brittany is an important cultural region.
Brittany is divided into four departments: Ille-et-Vilaine in the east, Morbihan in the south, Côtes d’Armor in the north and Finistère in the west.
With over 620 miles of coastline, Brittany is a popular vacation destination. Also the agriculture, food processing and various related industries occupy an important place in Finistère’s economy.
The military presence in Finistère (Île Longue nuclear submarine base and the Naval Air base of Lanvéoc-Poulmic), as well as military-related industries, therefore the Brest headquarters of DCNS, employ a significant number of the département’s population. The oldest traces of human life in what is now France date from approximately 1.8 million years ago.
Therefore the continious of millennia, humans were confronted by a harsh and unpredictle climate, marked by multiple glacial periods. Early hominids led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. France also has a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era; Which include one of the most famous and best preserved, Lascaux. At the end of the last glacial period (10,000 BC), the climate became more mild. Satellite view of Finistère in France As seen above in video the city is surrounded by green terrain cornered by sea and rocky pointed rocks and mini islands surrounding the city as well. Threfore this city is known to be a popular vacation destination.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: ESA