The Namibian coast of the Kalahari desert stretches for more than 400 kilometers. There are many beaches filled with sand dunes.
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Other large deserts include the Gobi Desert of Asia, the Kalahari Desert in Africa, the Patagonian Desert in South America, the Great Victoria Desert in Australia, the Great Basin Desert in America and the Syrian Desert in the Middle-East.
The Gobi Desert is situated in the north of China and also in the south of Mongolia. Due to desertification, it is growing at a fast rate an operation that turns fertile countries into desert areas. It truly is caused by humans reducing forests, droughts, climate change along with other environmental factors.
Lüderitz is located on the only part of the Namibian coast with a rocky shore not far from the old town of Kolmanskop. A peninsula with numerous coves, locally called fjords and bays, juts out of the coast at an angle to form the bay proper. Three small islands -- Penguin, Seal and ...
Pelican Point is the northern end of a long, low-lying peninsula of barren dune sand that forms the western side of Walvis Bay, protecting the bay from the Atlantic Ocean. In 1915 a small lantern was mounted on a wooden pole to mark the extremity of the peninsula. The present cast-iron ...
Swakopmund was founded in 1892, by Captain Curt von François.On 4 August 1892 the crew of a gunboat named Hyäne (German for Hyena) erected two beacons on a large dune, probably in the vicinity of the present lighthouse. This is regarded as the founding date of Swakopmund.