poniedziałek, 30 września 2013

Namibia is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border with Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of riverbed (essentially the Zambia/Botswana border) separates them at their closest points.

Did you know that:
1. The Welwitschia Mirabilis, a fossil plant that can be found in the Namib Desert, has a lifespan that can reach 2,000 years.
2. Around 14% of Namibia’s land area is protected zone.
3. The largest meteorite shower ever, the Gibeon meteorite shower, was discovered in Namibia in 1838.
4. The longest cave system in Namibia is the Arnhem Cave.
5. Tsumeb Mine was once Africa’s richest source of lead and zinc.
6. Dragon’s Breath, located in Hariseb, is the world’s largest underground lake.
7. The Namib Desert is known as the world’s oldest desert.

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