Astronaut Jessica Meir captured from ISS the coastline of Somalia.

Credit: Jessica Meir, NASA

Somalia is a sovereign state with its territory located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by the Gulf of Aden to the north and Indian Ocean to the east. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa’s mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands. In 2011–2012, a political process providing benchmarks for the establishment of permanent democratic institutions was launched. Somalia has maintained an informal economy, mainly based on livestock, remittances from Somalis working abroad, and telecommunications.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Mukhtar Nuur

Reference: Jessica Meir’s Tweet
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