Grootfontein


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Grootfontein

 

a settlement in Namibia (South West Africa). Population, about 3.700.

Grootfontein is linked by a branch line with the Tsumeb-Walvisbaai railway line. The city is the center of an agricultural region whose principal products are corn and livestock. The surrounding region is also important in the mining of copper, lead, zinc, and vanadium.

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In hierdie rubriek word die beproewinge van passasiers onderweg na Grootfontein konkreet uiteengesit, maar ten spyte van die ongerief is die deurlopende nostalgie tasbaar in die slot: "Dit was die Otavibahn.
Behati Prinsloo was born in Grootfontein, Namibia, South Africa and can be seen in a variety of the brand's print and television campaigns.
It did lead, however, to hot temperatures from the Kunene to the Zambezi over the area north of the Oshivello, Grootfontein latitude.
The LAC spent one day at each of the Katutura, Rehoboth, Gobabis, Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Grootfontein and Otavi Magistrate's courts.
Grootfontein Municipality says development in the town of about 25 000 people came down by a N$52 million debt owed by the residents in water, assessment rates and services.
The world's largest known meteorite is in Namibia, some 12 km south of Grootfontein at Hoba.
Furthermore, zooming in the 10-year plan for the Walvis Bay Corridor Group, a consortium of major Namibia's transportation companies and Namibia Ministry Agencies, the plan is to develop multi-trans highways in Namibia such as the Trans-Caprivi Highway, Trans-Kunene Highway, Trans-Kalahari Highway, and other similar highways in Namibia, to interconnect in the Tsumeb and Grootfontein area.
The largest known meteorite was found at Grootfontein in Namibia, south west Africa, in 1920.
The meteorite at Grootfontein is the largest known meteorite in existence, being considerably larger than the Greenland meteorite which is now in the Natural History Museum in New York.
NAMIBIA (n = 12) OTOZONDJUPA REGION, 40 km WNW Grootfontein (19[degrees]34'S, 18[degrees]07'E) 77833, 77835, 77836; 30 km ENE Otavi (19[degrees]40'S, 17[degrees]24'E) 77879-77887.
In conjunction with the Maputo Corridor from the Mozambican capital Maputo, it will provide a transcontinental link offering freight forwarders a range of options depending on the overseas destination * it will be supported by a rail line from Walvis Bay to Gobabis and Grootfontein in northern Namibia with transhipment facilities at both Windhoek and Gobabis Trans Caprivi Highway * will link landlocked Zambia, Zimbabwe and southern Democratic Republic of Congo with the port of Walvis Bay.