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Namibia: Geography#

LocationSouthern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa
Geographic Coordinates22 00 S, 17 00 E -22.0,17.0
Area total: 824,292 sq km
land: 823,290 sq km
water: 1,002 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 3,936 km
border countries: Angola 1,376 km, Botswana 1,360 km, South Africa 967 km, Zambia 233 km
Coastline1,572 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Konigstein 2,606 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Koenigsstein 2573 m; Spitzkoppe 1784 m; Pondoks 1728 m; Brukkaros Mountain 1590 m
According to Geonames: Brandberg 2573 m; Moltkeblick 2479 m; Stormberg 2424 m; Oorlogstein 2392 m; Auasende 2344 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Terrainmostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east
Natural Hazardsprolonged periods of drought
Natural Resourcediamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower, fish note: suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore
Land Usearable land: 0.97%
permanent crops: 0.01%
other: 99.02% (2011)
Climatedesert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic
Irrigated Land75.73 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources17.72 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources; desertification; wildlife poaching; land degradation has led to few conservation areas
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesWindhoek; Rundu; Walvis Bay; Oshakati; Swakopmund
Important Cities
Geography-notefirst 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