Namibia (GPS: 22 00 S, 17 00 E) is located in Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa. The country’s area measurements are total: 824,292 sq km; land: 823,290 sq km, water: 1,002 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly more than half the size of Alaska. The total irrigated land is 80 sq km (2012).
One of the important features of Namibia: The Namib Desert, after which the country is named, is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution. Some 14% of the land is protected, including virtually the entire Namib Desert coastal strip. Namib-Naukluft National Park (49,768 sq km) is the largest game park in Africa and one of the world’s largest.