Astronaut Ricky Arnold captured from ISS Gambia of Western Africa.

Credit: Ricky Arnold, NASA

The Gambia is a country in West Africa that is almost entirely surrounded by Senegal with the exception of its western coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, and the north-south distance of the country is only 48km. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa. The Gambia’s economy is dominated by farming, fishing and, especially, tourism. In 2015, 48.6% of the population lived in poverty, and in rural areas poverty is even more widespread with a higher proportion of the population being poor (almost 70%). #Banjul

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Ricky Arnold’s Tweet
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