Guinea-Bissau is a country in West-Africa with about 1.6 million inhabitants. The country is surrounded by Guinea and Senegal, was part of the Mali empire until the 18th century, and became independent in 1973. The country has a tropical climate, with a year-average temperature of 26O C and ~2000 mm of annual rainfall. The image shows a large part of the country and the islands outside the coast. The light-blue areas indicate river sediments.