Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features the port town of Fos-Sur-Mer, located in the southern part of Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
“Bouches-du-Rhône is the third most populated department in France. With its wild and varied landscape, it borders Vaucluse to the north, Gard to the west and Var to the east,” says ESA.
“Marseille, the second most populous city in France, has one of the largest container ports in the country. Facing Marseille, the Frioul archipelago is made of four islands: Pomègue, Ratonneau, Tiboulen, and If.”
“Fos-sur-Mer lies on the Golfe de Fos, an inlet of the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Lion, around 50 km from Marseille. Originally a small fishing village, the port town was transformed in the 1960s with the expansion of Marseille’s port and the construction of a major industrial area. It has since become the center of Marseille’s traffic and container shipments.”
Video Credit: ESA
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer