The estuary of mangroves and cashew nuts

Rio Grande de Buba  | Guinea-Bissau | West Africa

Date of acquisition:    November 5th, 2021 |  11:38:23 UTC

Sensor:  Sentinel-2B  L2A

Coordinates:    11.5333°N, -15.4167°W

The Rio Grande de Buba is in fact the estuary of the small river Rio Buba, which is located entirely within Guinea-Bissau (West Africa), where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Its total length is about 54 kilometres, and its width at the mouth is 4 kilometres. It is the deepest estuary in West Africa characterised by a rich and diverse fauna. The surrounding area is completely covered with mangroves and is known for the cultivation of  cashew nuts.

The port city of Buba is located near the mouth of the Rio Grande de Buba where the Ria (estuary) begins.

Images contain modified Copernicus Service information [2021].