Shark Island, Namibia

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Aerial photo of Lüderitz and Haifisch Island (right)

Shark Island (German Haifischinsel) is a small peninsula adjacent to the coastal city of Lüderitz in Namibia. Its area is about 40 hectares (99 acres). Formerly an island, it became a peninsula from 1906 on by the creation of a wide land connection that doubled its former size.

Now a campsite for tourists, from 1903 to 1907 it was the site of the Shark Island Concentration Camp, created for members of the Herero and Nama tribes in German South-West Africa.


Coordinates: 26°38′S 15°09′E / 26.633°S 15.150°E / -26.633; 15.150