Namibia is located in southern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. The coastline stretches for a length of 1575 kilometers. Namibia is 824,290 square kilometers in size, which is about twice as large as Germany.
However, only 2.2 million people live there, about as many as in the much smaller Swaziland in south-east Africa. Thus, Namibia is actually the least populated country on Earth. There are about 2.4 people living here on one square kilometer.
Where does the name Namibia come from?
The name Namibia comes from the Namib Desert, which occupies the entire coast of the country. When sailors sailed in the direction of the Namibian coast in former times, the first thing that awaited them was the view of an endless desert, namely the Namib.
However, the Namib is not only located in Namibia, but already begins on the coast of Angola and reaches down to South Africa. The Namib reaches up to 160 kilometers into the country. The highest sand mountains in the world are located in the Namib. From the tops of the dunes you can look out over the endless desert.
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