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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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[NAM] Namibia | roads & freeways



I could not find any good pictures, so I took some from Google Earth...












Looks pretty good to me. Does anybody have any ground pictures?
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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As a German ex-colony, they seem to have some nice autobahns
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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here is one map from wikipedia, showing trans-african highways...

don't know if it's completely true though...

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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:41 PM   #4
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These roads look really good!
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:47 PM   #5
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 06:45 PM   #6
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As a German ex-colony, they seem to have some nice autobahns
The majority of Namibia's current paved network was built under the South African administration and their signage and markings are the same. They are now simply carried over to the new government after independence.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 10:38 PM   #7
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Me, after reading the thread title: "Where the hell is Namibia??".

Sorry for being ignorant.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 11:09 PM   #8
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You really haven't heard from Namibia? Well, it's a very large country, but almost never on the news.

Namibia is actually one of the higher income countries in Africa, though their income inequality is very high and unemployment is also extremely high, but this also takes rural people into account who don't need money or an income to live.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 12:19 AM   #9
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Namibia is the most attractive african country to me
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:26 AM   #10
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Me, after reading the thread title: "Where the hell is Namibia??".

Sorry for being ignorant.
lol... i can't believe that

somehow i wonder, does Namibia really has highways in our terms...
maybe with more pictures we could see real condition of roads there...

maybe google earth has some more photos...
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:53 AM   #11
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some pics from flickr, sorry i do not find any pics from motorways

by Gerd se plek op die net
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South of Windhoek, by oenilsen
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by ho.erik
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highway B1, by Paul Watson
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The busy transportation lanes of Namibia, by mtlp
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Watch out! Sand!!, by roevin
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The Sandstorm Road to Luderitz, by linss203
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The new bridge crossing the border over the Zambezi river to Zambia, by gert_van_dermeersch
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Beware of desert Elephant, by Adrian Dahood
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Etosha National Park in Namibia, by Nokes
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highway between Khamanjab and Outjo, by Adrian Dahood
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road to Botswana in the desert region, by davidtharby has wanderlust
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Highway through the Kalahari Desert, the bonus , by Kattaka
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:55 AM   #12
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Even the signage (the route number) looks quite German
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:20 PM   #13
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You really haven't heard from Namibia? Well, it's a very large country, but almost never on the news.

Namibia is actually one of the higher income countries in Africa, though their income inequality is very high and unemployment is also extremely high, but this also takes rural people into account who don't need money or an income to live.
Sure I've heard about Namibia, but I would not be able to locate it in Africa, I would not recall it's capital, I don't know anything about it's history, I don't know any product coming from there... there's just no relation with my country.. I guess we don't import anything from Namibia, we don't export anything to Namibia, most people do not tend to travel to Namibia... I don't want do degrade that country, just to point out that there are countries in the world (especially in Africa) that we dont know anything about. Usually, when I hear a name of a country, I'm able to recall at least something special about that country... but Namibia...? Just nothing.
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lol... i can't believe that

somehow i wonder, does Namibia really has highways in our terms...
maybe with more pictures we could see real condition of roads there...

maybe google earth has some more photos...
I'd like to know what do YOU know about Namibia without using Google... I guess not much... hmm?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:36 PM   #15
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I'd like to know what do YOU know about Namibia without using Google... I guess not much... hmm?
well... i'm a student of geography, and i know about Namibia since i was a child... ofcourse, you i can't say every little detail cause i'm not from Africa, but we all know basic stuff that are enough for any world geography admirer...

oh yes and Namibia isn't in range of 'small' countries that are totally unknown to majority of population... we're not talking about Guinea, Togo, Sao Tome e Principe, Malawi etc...

it's just another typical african state... lots of sand, wildlife, and rising cities...

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:54 PM   #16
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What about the capital of Namibia Windhoek? Are there any real highways?
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well... i'm a student of geography, and i know about Namibia since i was a child... ofcourse, you i can't say every little detail cause i'm not from Africa, but we all know basic stuff that are enough for any world geography admirer...

oh yes and Namibia isn't in range of 'small' countries that are totally unknown to majority of population... we're not talking about Guinea, Togo, Sao Tome e Principe, Malawi etc...

it's just another typical african state... lots of sand, wildlife, and rising cities...
It is a "small" country in terms of population, GDP and has surprisingly few kilometres of paved roads (CIA factbook states 5,406 km).

And the city of Windhoek is surprisingly nice.
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I have a roadtrip to Namibia on my list of things to do one day.
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What about the capital of Namibia Windhoek? Are there any real highways?
It has a 2x2 grade-separated bypass. Though Namibia has only like 2 million inhabitants, so they don't need any large roads. Paved roads to the largest places is enough.
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^ For a large country (825,418 km²) only 1,820,9162 (2005) inhabitants? I know it's Africa, but damn what a small nation!
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