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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
===Geography===
 
===Geography===
The delta of the river Rhône is one of the largest in Europe. Just south of [[Arles]], the river splits into the Grand Rhône and Petit Rhône. In between, we find the so-called '''Grande Camargue'''. The area to the west of the Petit Rhône is known as '''Petite Camargue'''. The Grande Camargue is a protected nature reserve. Sometimes, the coastal area to the east of the Grand Rhône up to Fos-sur-Mer, the '''Plan du Bourg''', is also considered as part of the Camargue. Likewise, the term Petite Camargue is sometimes extended to the coastal area west of Aigues-Mortes in the department of [[Hérault]].  
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The delta of the river Rhône is one of the largest in Europe. Just south of [[Arles]], the river splits into the Grand Rhône and Petit Rhône. In between, we find the so-called '''Grande Camargue'''. The area to the west of the Petit Rhône is known as '''Petite Camargue'''. The Grand Camargue is a protected nature reserve. Sometimes, the coastal area to the east of the Grand Rhône up to Fos-sur-Mer, the '''Plan du Bourg''', is also considered as part of the Camargue. Likewise, the term Petit Camargue is sometimes extended to the coastal area west of Aigues-Mortes in the department of [[Hérault]].  
  
The '''Canal du Rhône à Sète''' connects the Rhône river to the town of [[Sète]], south of [[Montpellier]]. It runs more or less on the edge of the Petite Camargue, and has a side branch that connects to Aigues-Mortes and Le Grau-du-Roi.
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The '''Canal du Rhône à Sète''' connects the Rhône river to the town of [[Sète]], south of [[Montpellier]]. It runs more or less on the edge of the Petit Camargue, and has a side branch that connects to Aigues-Mortes and Le Grau-du-Roi.
  
 
The area consists of extensive wetlands, that progressively become more brackish the closer to the Mediterranean Sea you go. In the north of the region, most of the area  is grassland, where cattle and horses are raised, with some vineyards on the higher elevations. The lower and wetter areas are used for rice cultivation. In the south, there are many lagoons ('''étangs''') with an abundance of bird wildlife. The lagoons are traditionally also used for the production of salt.
 
The area consists of extensive wetlands, that progressively become more brackish the closer to the Mediterranean Sea you go. In the north of the region, most of the area  is grassland, where cattle and horses are raised, with some vineyards on the higher elevations. The lower and wetter areas are used for rice cultivation. In the south, there are many lagoons ('''étangs''') with an abundance of bird wildlife. The lagoons are traditionally also used for the production of salt.

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