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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS037-84-61 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: SENEGAL
Feature: DAKAR

STS037-084-061 Dakar, Senegal April 1991
Dakar, the capital of Senegal, appears in this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. The city, with a population of almost 2 million on the southern tip of the Cape Verde Peninsula, has one of the best harbors on the Atlantic coast of Africa. Dakar has several distinctions--it is the westernmost point of the African continent, the African city closest to South America, the sub-Saharan port nearest to western Europe, and an important station on the western trade route to and from South Africa. Dakar's strategic location has made it an intercontinental maritime and air center, as well as an international rail terminus for Africa. Manufacturing industries include refined sugar, peanut oil, fertilizers, cement, textiles, fishing products, food processing, and handicrafts. Dakar is blessed with some of the finest medical facilities in Africa, including the Pasteur Institute.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 84k
Mission: STS037  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 61
Geographical Name: SENEGAL  
Features: DAKAR  
Center Lat x Lon: 14.5N x 17.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 199104__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: OCEAN, LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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