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    Namibia Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/namibia/namibia_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa


      Geographic coordinates: 22 00 S, 17 00 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 825,418 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 825,418 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly more than half the size of Alaska


      Land boundaries: total: 3,936 km
      border countries: Angola 1,376 km, Botswana 1,360 km, South Africa 967 km, Zambia 233 km


      Coastline: 1,572 km


      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic


      Terrain: mostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Konigstein 2,606 m


      Natural resources: diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, zinc, salt, vanadium, natural gas, hydropower, fish
      note: suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore


      Land use: arable land: 0.99%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 99.01% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 70 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: prolonged periods of drought


      Environment - current issues: very limited natural fresh water resources; desertification; wildlife poaching; land degradation has led to few conservation areas


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: first country in the world to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution; some 14% of the land is protected, including virtually the entire Namib Desert coastal strip


      NOTE: The information regarding Namibia on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Namibia Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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