Astronaut on board ISS captured Gambia of western Africa.

Credit: NASA

The Gambia is the smallest country within mainland Africa, and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, which flows through the centre of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. About 1,300km2 (11.5%) of The Gambia’s area are covered by water. The Gambia has a liberal, market-based economy characterised by traditional subsistence agriculture, a historic reliance on groundnuts (peanuts) for export earnings.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia
Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: The Gambia (NASA Earth Observatory)
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