Spain lies south of the range, France is to the north, and Andorra is entirely within the range near the eastern snow patch.There is a long history of mining in the Pyrenees - tin, tungsten, talc, fluorite, barium, and gold. The Alps may be more famous, but the Pyrenees have been around much longer - tens of millions of years longer, in fact.The network of smaller cities and towns in the interior and along the coastline attest to the areal extent of human presence on the Iberian landscape.Blurring of the city lights is caused by thin cloud cover (image left and center), while the cloud tops are dimly illuminated by moonlight.
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The ancient city of Seville, visible at image right to the north of the approximately 14 km (9 mi)-wide Strait of Gibraltar, is one of the largest cities in Spain.
The view is looking outwards from the ISS towards the east.