Earth from Space: Lesotho -with video

Earth from Space: Lesotho The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over northwest Lesotho – a small, land-locked country surrounded entirely by South Africa. Known for its tall mountains and narrow valleys, Lesotho is the only nation in the world that lies completely above 1000 m in elevation. Lesotho has an area of just 30 000 sq km, around the same size as Belgium, and has a population of around two million. Around 80% of the country’s population lives in rural […]

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Earth from Space: Lusaka, Zambia

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lusaka – the capital and largest city of Zambia. Lusaka, visible at the top of the image, is located on a high plateau in south-central Africa with an elevation of around 1200 m. With a population of over 2 million people, Lusaka is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka National Park is easily identifiable as a brown patch of land just southeast of the city. The 6700 hectare park […]

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