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Grenoble. True-colour satellite image of Grenoble (bottom left), France, and the surrounding area in the French Alps. North is at top. Urban areas such as Grenoble and Chambery (upper left) appear grey. Forests are dark green, grazing areas are light green, and crops are mostly yellow. Bare ground, such as in the snow-capped mountains in the east, appears pale yellow, pale brown or white. Lakes such as Lac du Bourget (top left) appear blue. The shadows in the mountains also have a blue tinge. The Isiere river flows from top centre to Grenoble. Image taken by the American Landsat-5 satellite. The smallest visible features are 30 metres across.
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