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Coastal Desert In Southern Africa, Namib Desert

Desert is another great destination for fantastic view of the visitors and it gives a great activity to have a trip  on that location. There are not so many deserts in the world like the lakes or seas and does not exist in every country, so the countries with desert present are really lucky. Desert is well-known as the drought area with only sand with so little rain per year and no tree or a few growing on that abandon spot on earth. On the other hand, there have some kinds of desert with water nearby or called the coastal desert which gives great view from both sides, the sea and the desert. In southern Africa there is a coastal desert called Namib, it is an amazing desert view because it was filled with clear yellow color sand continue from the sea beach and there have some fantastic sand hills not far away from the beach.

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means “vast place”. According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.

Desert climate (in the Köppen climate classification BWh and BWk, sometimes also BWn), also known as an arid climate, is a climate that does not meet the criteria to be classified as a polar climate, and in which precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or at most a very scanty shrub.

An area that features this climate usually experiences less than 250 mm (10 inches) per year of precipitation and in some years may experience no precipitation at all. In some instances, an area may experience more than 250 mm of precipitation annually, but is considered a desert climate because the region loses more water via evapotranspiration than falls as precipitation (Tucson, Arizona and Alice Springs, Northern Territory are examples of this). More info:

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