Namibia is situated by the coast by the South Atlantic Ocean, bordering Angola, Botswana, South Africa and Zambia. It has a desert climate with rainfall being sparse and erratic. Namib Desert is situated along the coast; the Kalahari Desert is situated in the east. Namibia is rich in natural resources, e.g. diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver, lead and tin. Furthermore, there are suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore. Namibia was the first country in the world to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution; some 14% of the land is protected.
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