The 100 m false-colour image of 1 March 2016 shows us Arlit. It is an industrial town and capital of the Arlit Department of the Agadez Region of northern-central Niger. It is 200 km south by road from the border with Algeria. Founded in 1969 following the discovery of uranium, it has grown around the mining industry. 40% of Niger's uranium production came from Arlit, and uranium represented 90% of Niger's exports. A major modern road, known as the Uranium Highway, has been built to transport uranium south, but it has bypassed many towns along the way (In-Gall for example) and has radically changed Niger's transportation system. Arlit has a hot desert climate.