Satellite image of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Satellite image of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Caption: North Rhine-Westphalia. True-colour satellite image of North Rhine-Westphalia (or Nordrhein- Westfalen, highlighted), one of Germany's 16 states (Lander). North is at top. Urban areas such as the industrial connurbations in the Rhine and Ruhr Valleys (crescent shape from centre to lower left) appear grey. Forests are dark green, grazing lands are light green and crops are mostly yellow. Bare ground appears pale yellow or brown, almost white. The main river is the Rhine (blue) which runs from lower left to upper left). Image taken by the American Landsat-5 satellite. The smallest visible features are about 30 metres across.

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