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Mombasa Island by Kenya Coast

4S 39.6E

December 7th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Kenya - November 14th, 2011

This APM image shows the city of Mombasa, the second-largest city in Kenya, visible as a whitish-yellow area in the upper right quadrant. Lying next to the Indian Ocean, Mombasa has a major port.

The city is centered on Mombasa Island, but extends to the mainland. The island is separated from the mainland by two creeks, Port Reitz in the south and Tudor Creek in the north. Although the topography around the city is mostly flat, some hills can be observed to the west. The full image extends southward across the border with Tanzania.

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