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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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Places to visit in Namibe

Famous Places

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