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Ten Interesting Facts About Namibia

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. The Constitution of Namibia is the first constitution to include a provision for environmental protection.

3. Around 14% of Namibia’s land area is protected zone.

4. The members of the Herero community of Namibia gather every last Sunday of August to pay respect to those who lost their lives during colonial times.

5. The largest meteorite shower ever, the Gibeon meteorite shower, was discovered in Namibia in 1838.

6. The longest cave system in Namibia is the Arnhem Cave.

7. Tsumeb Mine was once Africa’s richest source of lead and zinc.

8. Dragon’s Breath, located in Hariseb, is the world’s largest underground lake.

9. Averaging at 2,500, the free-roaming cheetah population of Namibia is the largest in the world.

10. The Namib Desert is known as the world’s oldest desert.