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Toulouse, France

08 December 2017

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The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Toulouse in southern France and the surrounding agricultural landscape on 10 July 2017.

Positioned on the banks of the River Garonne, the city is France's fourth largest. It is nicknamed the Ville Rose – pink city – owing to the colour of the terracotta bricks commonly used in the local architecture. Even from space, the pinkish tint from the terracotta roof tiles is evident.

In the upper left we can see the runways of the Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The air route to the Paris Orly airport is one of the busiest in Europe.


Toulouse, France

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