Moçâmedes

city in Angola

Moçâmedes is a coastal town in Angola. Between 1985 and 2016, the town was called Namibe. 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. Moçâmedes has a cool dry climate. There are desert plants because it is close to the Namib Desert. Along with Luanda and Lobito it is one of Angola's three major ports. The Namibe Airport is in Moçâmedes.

Moçâmedes
Namibe
Palacio da Justiça (19515367551) (cropped).jpg
Namibe Waterfront (19432713306).jpg
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Palácio do Governo (19515782605) (cropped).jpg
Country Angola
ProvinceNamibe Province
Founded1840
Area
 • Total8,916 km2 (3,442 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total292,535
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
ClimateBWh

ReferencesEdit

  1. Citypopulation.de Population of provinces and municipalities in Angola

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