Namibe Province

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Namibe
Province
Namibe, province of Angola
Namibe, province of Angola
Country Angola
Capital Namibe
Area
 • Total 57,091 km2 (22,043 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 284,869
 • Density 5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code AO-NAM
Website www.namibe.gov.ao

Namibe is a province of Angola, previously known as Moçâmedes when under Portuguese rule. It has an area of 57,091 km² and a population estimated (2006, official) of 313,667. The port and city of Namibe is the capital of the province with a population of 132,900 in 2004. Iona National Park is also located there.

Near the coast of the Bentiaba desert have been found Late Cretaceous fossils of sharks, turtles, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs and sauropods.

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