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Namibe

Namibe - description of the city:

The South-western part of Angola is taken by Namibe desert. Namibе province is a part of this, and the main town (Namibe) there is considered as the third largest port of the country. The local airport carries the name of Yuri Gagarin. In Namibe, virtually, is no rainfall and the average temperature ranges from 17 to 22 degree. In the wilderness, south of the city can be found the relic and rare Welwitschia plant(protected by law)-the main attraction and the pride of the province.

The bay on the shore, which stretches across Namibe, and the surrounding area have been investigated by the Portuguese and named Angra do Negro (Black creek). The history of the town starts from the founding of the town in 1840th by Portuguese colonists. The named the settlement Mosаmedish-in honor of the Governor General of Angola Bаron Mosаmedish. The town was called this name until 1985th.

The civil var in Angola, erupted soon after independence, touched Namibe town too. The internal districts of the province was controlled by rebels of UNITA, and the town of Namibe as well as the coast was controlled by government forces, which have contributed to Soviet and Cuban troops.                   

Country Angola
International title Namibe
Population 80,149 people
Timezone Africa/Luanda
State Provincia de Namibe
Geographic coordinates Latitude: -15.19611 x Longitude: 12.15222

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History and present of Namibe
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Places to visit in Namibe

Famous Places

Parc des Bastions
Country: Switzerland

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Am Hof
Country: Austria

The name of the square (meaning “by the Court”) refers to the medieval princes’ residence nearby. It later housed the mint, and then the royal military chancery. Today it is a bank. The main architectural gem of present-day Am Hof is the ...

Hundertwasser-Haus
Country: Austria

Hundertwasser-Haus is a municipal apartment block created in 1985 by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. An eclectic-style building, combining the elements of a Moorish mosque with features of Spanish villages and Venetian palaces, it has becom ...

Stubaital
Country: Austria

Travelling on the Brenner motorway from Innsbruck towards Italy you will pass the Stubai Alps to your right, a high ridge massif with few valleys. The lowest route into the centre of the massif runs along the Stubaital (Stubai Valley), with its bus ...

Otztal
Country: Austria

Following the course of the Otztaler Ache, a tributary of the Inn river, is the long valley of Otztal. At its southern end, near the border with Italy, rises the Otztaler Alpen range, with many peaks above 3,500 m (11,500 ft): the Wildspitze at 3,7 ...

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