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Changzhou Island

Changzhou Island, formerly known in English as Dane or Danes Island, is an island in the Pearl River Delta of Chinas Guangdong Province. It is now administered as part of Guangzhous Huangpu District, although the historic Huangpu Island was nearb ...

Foshan–Dongguan intercity railway

Foshan–Dongguan intercity railway, also called the Foguan intercity railway, is an under construction regional railway within Guangdong province, China, between the cities of Foshan, via Guangzhou, to Dongguan. It forms one leg of the Pearl River ...

Guangzhou–Foshan–Zhaoqing intercity railway

Guangzhou–Foshan–Zhaoqing intercity railway, also known as Guangfozhao intercity railway or Foshan–Zhaoqing intercity railway, is a regional railway within Guangdong province, China. It connects the provincial capital of Guangzhou with Zhaoqing, ...

Guangzhou–Qingyuan intercity railway

Guangzhou–Qingyuan intercity railway, also known as the Guangqing intercity railway, is a regional rail within Guangdong province, China. It will connect the provincial capital Guangzhou with Qingyuan. It is a part of the Pearl River Delta Metrop ...

Humen

The Humen, known historically by Europeans as the Bocca Tigris or Bogue, is a narrow strait in the Pearl River Delta that separates Shiziyang in the north and Lingdingyang in the south near Humen Town in Chinas Guangdong Province. It is the site ...

Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region intercity railway

The Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region Intercity Railway System is a regional higher-speed rail and commuter rail network being gradually constructed in the Pearl River Delta, Peoples Republic of China. The projects goal is to have every major ...

Shenzhen–Zhongshan Bridge

The Shenzhen–Zhongshan Bridge is a bridge under construction. It will connect two major cities on the Pearl River Delta in China: the city of Shenzhen on the eastern side of the PRD, and the city of Zhongshan on the western side. It will consist ...

Zhongshan

Zhongshan is a prefecture-level city in the south of the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong province, China, with a population of over 3 million. The city-core subdistricts used to be called Shiqi or Shekki. Ngoma is one of the very few cities in Chi ...

Lac de Castillon

Lac de Castillon is a reservoir in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. At an elevation of 880 m, the lakes surface area is 5 km². The Castillon dam holds 150.000.000 m 3 of water.

Plateau de Beille

Plateau de Beille is a ski resort in the Pyrenees. It is situated in the Ariege department, and in the region of the Occitanie. The winter sports resort lies at a height of 1.790 m. For a long time, this plateau was only a place of livestock, esp ...

Corbieres Massif

The Corbieres Massif is a mountain range in the Pre-Pyrenees. It is the only true foothill of the Pyrenees on their northern side.

Levezou

The Levezou is a geographical region in the Aveyron department in southern France. It is an impervious crystalline plateau with an average altitude of around 900m. Its highest point is Mont Seigne. Though its borders are not strictly defined, it ...

Alpilles

The range is an extension of the much larger Luberon range. Although it is not high - some 498 m 1.634 ft at its highest point - the Alpilles range stands out impressively, as it rises abruptly from the Rhone valley and from the very flat alluvia ...

Etang de Berre

The Etang de Berre is a lagoon on the Mediterranean coast of France, about 25 km north-west of Marseille.

Garlaban

Garlaban is a hill which looks out to Aubagne. The summit is 715 metres high although its highest point is the butte des pinsots. It can be seen from the most southern part of Bouches-du-rhône, from Marseille to the valley of Yvon, via the motorw ...

Sainte-Baume

The Sainte-Baume is a mountain ridge spreading between the departements of Bouches-du-Rhone and Var in southern France. Its summit is 1147 metres high.

Rock of Oetre

The Rock of Oetre is situated in the middle of Norman Switzerland, in the commune of Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne, not far from the border between the departements of Calvados and Orne, and almost equidistant from Thury-Harcourt and Ecouche. It is one ...

Col dEntremont

Col dEntremont is a mountain pass in the Massif Central located in Auvergne, France between the towns of Dienne and Murat in the Cantal department. It is located on the watershed between the basins of the River Loire and the River Dordogne.

Col de Font-de-Cere

The Col de Font-de-Cere is a mountain pass culminating at 1.289 m, located in the Mounts of Cantal, in the department of the same name, and in the region of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France.

Lac de Grandval

Lac de Grandval is a lake in Cantal, France. At an elevation of 742 m, its surface area is 11 km². The lake lies in the communesalleuze, faverolles and Fridefont, at its Western end is the hydroelectric dam, between Lavastrie and Fridefont.

Pas de Peyrol

Pas de Peyrol is a mountain pass located in Auvergne, France, and is the highest road pass in the Massif Central. The pass is on the slopes of Puy Mary and is situated at the junction of three roads: D17 to the south-west towards Aurillac, via th ...

Fontechevade

Fontechevade is a cave in Charente, France, which contains Palaeolithic remains from 200.000 and 120.000 years ago. The fossils consist of two skull fragments. Unlike Neanderthals and Homo sapiens of the time, the frontal skull fragment lacks any ...

Basque Roads

Basque Roads, sometimes referred to as Aix Roads, is a roadstead on the Biscay shore of the Charente-Maritime departement of France, bounded by the Ile dOleron to the west and the Ile de Re to the north. The port of La Rochelle stands at the nort ...

Gironde estuary

The Gironde, Occitan: Gironda) is a navigable estuary, in southwest France and is formed from the meeting of the rivers Dordogne and Garonne just downstream of the centre of Bordeaux. Covering around 635 km 2, it is the largest estuary in western ...

Pertuis dAntioche

The Pertuis dAntioche is a strait on the Atlantic coast of Western France, between two islands, Ile de Re and Ile dOleron, on the one side, and on the other side the continental coast between the cities of La Rochelle and the naval arsenal of Roc ...

Cirque du Bout du Monde (Cote dOr)

The Cirque du Bout du Monde is a steephead valley and cirque in Burgundy, in the departement of Cote-dOr near the vineyards of Beaune. This is the only steephead valley costalorian. Main features of the valley is 40 metres 130 ft waterfall and se ...

Cap Frehel

Cap Frehel is a peninsula in Cotes-dArmor, in northern Brittany, France which extends off the Cote dEmeraude into the Golfe de Saint-Malo. No towns or villages are situated on the peninsula, however, two lighthouses, one from the 17th century and ...

Ile Aganton

Ile Aganton is an island on the north coast of Brittany, adjacent to Ile-Grande which is to the east. Its size is about 1 km west to east, and it has a maximum width of about 500 m. It is accessible on foot at low tide. It is in the commune of Pl ...

Ile Milliau

Ile Milliau is an island on the coast of Brittany, France, in the commune of Trebeurden. It is the property of the Conservatoire du littoral. It is a short distance west of the port of Trebeurden, and is accessible on foot at low tide. Its length ...

Ile-Grande

Ile-Grande is an island on the north coast of Brittany, linked to the mainland by a road. Its size is about 2 km by 1 km, and there is a village on the island. It is in the commune of Pleumeur-Bodou. The smaller the island, the Island Aganton, in ...

Col de Macuegne

The Col de Macuegne) is a mountain pass located in the Dauphine Prealps, on the northern slopes of Mont Ventoux between Montbrun-les-Bains and Sederon in the Drome department of France. The road over the col is used occasionally by the Tour de Fr ...

Lac de Viry-Chatillon

Lac de Viry-Chatillon is a lake located in the municipalities of Viry-Chatillon and Grigny in the Essonne department, France. The lake consists of five basins: etang des Nouees de Seine, etang de la Justice, etang de la Place Verte, etang de la P ...

Cap de la Chevre

The cap de la Chevre is the southernmost point of the Crozon peninsula in western Brittany in France. Facing south, it faces the north side of cap Sizun and closes off the baie de Douarnenez. Consisting of the Heath of Heather and pines, this Cap ...

Cap Sizun

The Cap Sizun is a headland forming the western extremity of the Cornouaille, in the French departement of Finistere in Brittany, corresponding to the former canton of Pont-Croix. The most famous sites in this region are the Pointe du raz, Pointe ...

Goulet de Brest

The Goulet de Brest is a 3 km long strait linking the roadstead of Brest to the Atlantic Ocean. Only 1.8 km wide, it is situated between the Pointe du Petit Minou and the Pointe du Portzic to the north and the ilot des Capucins and the Pointe des ...

Ile dArun

The Ile dArun is an islet in the confluence of the rivers Aulne and Le Faou, at the base of the roadstead of Brest. It is located in the territory of the commune of Rosnoen in Finistere, France, and its highest point above sea level is 11m. Acces ...

Ile de Terenez

Ile de Terenez is a French islet inside the last bend of the river Aulne, on the territory of the commune of Rosnoen. Its highest point is 18m. Covered in woods, it is accessible by dry land at low tide and faces the Landevennec ship graveyard an ...

Ile de Tibidy

Tibidy is a French islet at the mouth of the river Faou, at the bottom of the roadstead of Brest, on land belonging to the commune of LHopital-Camfrout. Its highest point is 15m. The island houses a private manor and is linked to the mainland by ...

Ile des Morts

Ile des Morts is a 7-hectare island in the Bay of Roscanvel, to the south-west of the roadstead of Brest, between the Quelern peninsula and Ile Longue. It is 26m above sea level at its highest point.

Ile Ronde, Brest

The Ile Ronde is a French islet 400 metres to the south west of Pointe de l’Armorique, in the roadstead of Brest, within the territory of the commune of Plougastel-Daoulas. Its highest point is 24 m. Facing Ile Ronde, on the pointe de l’Armorique ...

Ile Verte (Finistere)

The Ile Verte is an island off the south coast of Brittany in the north west of France, lying to the south of Finistere, near Tregunc and Nevez. The island is the Daymark in an aid to navigation mariners.

Ile de Sein

The Ile de Sein is a French island in the Atlantic Ocean, off Finistere, eight kilometres from the Pointe du Raz, from which it is separated by the Raz de Sein. Its Breton name is Enez Sun. The island, with its neighbouring islets, forms the comm ...

Ilot des Capucins

Ilot des Capucins is a rocky islet at the foot of a cliff in the commune of Roscanvel on the Crozon peninsula. Its name comes from a rock near the island, shaped like a praying monk. It has a strategic position at the entrance to the goulet de Br ...

Pointe de Cornouaille

La pointe de Cornouaille is a cape to the north of the hamlet of Kerviniou in France. They are both situated on the Roscanvel peninsula and, facing as it does the Fort du Mengant, a battery on the point forms part of the defences of the goulet de ...

Pointe de la Torche

Pointe de la Torche is a promontory located at the southeastern end of the Baie dAudierne in the commune of Plomeur in the Bigouden region of Finistere, France. It is an officially recognised natural site and at the top of the promontory is a pre ...

Pointe de Pen-Hir

The pointe de Pen-Hir is a promontory of the Crozon peninsula in Brittany, to the south-west of Camaret-sur-Mer. On a clear day there are views to the Pointe du Raz and the islands of Sein and Ouessant and to Pointe Saint-Mathieu. The cliffs can ...

Pointe du Grand Gouin

The pointe du Grand Gouin is a rocky promontory with vertical cliffs to the west of the inlet of Camaret-sur-Mer in France. It protects a port which, in Vaubans era, was vulnerable to possible landings. It is divided into the Grand Gouin and the ...

Pointe du Toulinguet

The Pointe du Toulinguet is a promontory at the end of the Crozon peninsula in the commune of Camaret-sur-Mer in France. Its known fortifications include a prehistoric settlement, as well as a lower battery by Vauban which remains the only platfo ...

Pointe Saint-Mathieu

The pointe Saint-Mathieu is a headland located near Le Conquet in the territory of the commune of Plougonvelin in France, flanked by 20m high cliffs.

Cirque de Navacelles

The Cirque de Navacelles is large erosional landform, an incised meander, located towards the southern edge of the Massif Central mountain range in France. It is located near Saint-Maurice-Navacelles and Blandas between the Herault department and ...