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Map of Angola with the province highlighted

Namibe is a province of Angola, previously known as Moçamedes 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.


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

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