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. 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 1904 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