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    Namibia Geography - 2006

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

      Geographic coordinates:
      22 00 S, 17 00 E

      Map references:

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

      1,572 km

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

      desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic

      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, hydropower, fish
      note: suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore

      Land use:
      arable land: 0.99%
      permanent crops: 0.01%
      other: 99% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      80 sq km (2003)

      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, 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

      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Namibia Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Namibia Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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