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Namibe

Namibe (nämēb) [key], formerly Mossamedes mōsäˈmədĕs, town (1987 est. pop. 77,000), SW Angola, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. Iron ore is the leading export; sisal, cotton, tobacco, frozen meat, hides, and skins are also significant.

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