Namibe Province

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Namibe
Namibe, province of Angola
Namibe, province of Angola
CountryAngola
CapitalMoçâmedes
Area
 • Total57,091 km2 (22,043 sq mi)
Population
 (2014 census)[1]
 • Total495,326
 • Density8.7/km2 (22/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeAO-NAM
HDI (2018)0.572[2]
medium · 4th
Websitewww.namibe.gov.ao

Namibe is a province of Angola. It was called Moçâmedes when under Portuguese rule. There were 313,667people in 2006. The port and city of Namibe is the capital. Iona National Park is also located there.

Late Cretaceous fossils of sharks, turtles, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs and sauropods were found near the Bentiaba desert.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Resultados Definitivos Recenseamento Geral da População e Habitação - 2014" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estatística, República de Angola. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

Coordinates: 15°11′43″S 12°09′03″E / 15.19528°S 12.15083°E / -15.19528; 12.15083