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Port Alexander, Angola

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Ocean/sea sources  Atlantic Ocean
Max. length  8 km (5.0 mi)
Settlements  Tômbwa
Settlement  Tômbwa
Basin countries  Angola
Max. width  2 km (1.2 mi)
Ocean/sea source  Atlantic Ocean
Port Alexander, Angola

Port Alexander (Portuguese: Porto Alexandre) is a bay in Angola. It is located in the Namibe Province.

Geography

Port Alexander is a very well-sheltered bay of the South Atlantic Ocean. The bay is facing east, with 41 m (135 ft) high sandstone cliffs rising from the Ponta do Porto, the promontory guarding the eastern end of the harbour located at the end of the protecting landspit. Saco da Baleia is a bay located west of the western end of the spit.

The town of Tômbwa is located on the southern shore of the bay. It was formerly a whaling port, but currently it is an important harbor for oil production and fishing in the area. The port has refrigeration facilities installed with European Union assistance at the Tombwa canning factory.

References

Port Alexander, Angola Wikipedia


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