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This region extends from the northern border of Namibia at the Kunene River past Walvis Bay, covering an approximate one hundred kilometers wide stretch of desert and semi-desert terrain sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the acacia savannahs of the northern and central Regions. The coastal region is one of the worlds most captivating desert regions, and in the south lays a canyon second in magnificence only to the Grand Canyon itself. The Skeleton Coast (German: Skelettküste) is the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene River south to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The Bushmen of the Namibian interior called the region "The Land God Made in Anger", while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as "The Gates of Hell". On the coast the upwelling of the cold Benguela current gives rise to dense ocean fogs (called "cassi... read more  Read More

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