Latitude and longitude of Sperrgebiet

Satellite map of Sperrgebiet

The Sperrgebiet (German, meaning "Prohibited Area") (also known as Diamond Area 1) is a diamond mining area in southwestern Namibia, in the Namib Desert. It spans the Atlantic Ocean-facing coast from Oranjemund on the border with South Africa, to around 45 miles (72 km) north of Lüderitz, a distance of 320 km (200 mi) north. The Sperrgebiet extends to around 100 km (62 mi) inland, and its total area of 26,000 km², or 10,400 square miles, makes up three percent of Namibia's land mass. However, mining only takes place in five percent of the Sperrgebiet, with most of the area acting as a buffer zone.

Latitude: -26° 40' 30.00" S
Longitude: 15° 05' 24.00" E

Nearest city to this article: Lüderitz

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GPS coordinates of Sperrgebiet, Namibia

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