Namibe (pre-1985: Moçâmedes) is a coastal town in Angola. It is the capital of Namibe Province. It was formed in 1840 by the Portuguese rulers of the territory. There were 132,900 people in 2004. Namibe has a cool dry climate. There are desert plants because it is close to the Namib Desert. It is one of Angola's 3 major ports, Along with Luanda and Lobito it is one of Angola's 3 major ports. Namibe has the Namibe Airport.