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Namibia map Spitzkoppe
Namibia map Spitzkoppe

The Spitzkoppe, also known as Spitzkuppe at 1'728 metres, is a group of bald granite peaks. They are situated between Usakos and Swakopmund, and 120 kilometres in the southeast of the Brandberg Massif. The Gross Spitzkoppe, which has a diameter of some 6 km, towers more than 720 m above the Namib Plain. The Pontok Mountains are situated at the east and are part of the same granite complex and reach an altitude of 1'628 m.

With a diameter of slightly more than 6 km, the inselberg of Klein Spitzkoppe (1'584 m) rises 640 m above the surrounding plain. It is situated about 12 kilometres in the southwest of the Gross Spitzkoppe.

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Namibia panorama Spitzkoppe Pontok Mountains
Panoramic view of the Spitzkoppe and the Pontok Mountains.

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Namibia Panorama Spitzkoppe Pontok mountains
Panoramic view of the Spitzkoppe and the Pontok Mountains.

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South-West Africa 1982, view from the south to the Gross Spitzkoppe and the Pontok Mountains.
(The little Spitzkoppe is not visible on this picture, it is situated about 12 kilometres in the southwest of the Gross Spitzkoppe)

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Namibia 2001, Spitzkoppe.  

 

Ecuador 2010, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Spitzkoppe stamp timbre Briefmarke francoboll

Ecuador 2010, FIFA World Cup South Africa.

The miniature sheet features a giraffe, lion, elephant and a football in an African landscape. The miniature sheet has been printed as a 3 dimensional anaglyph image which can be best viewed by special glasses with red and blue lenses for 3D viewing. Also security printing using invisible ink 'CORREOS DEL ECUADOR' which can be seen when viewed under UV light around the foot ball area.

The landscape in the background does not depict a South African landscape, it is the Spitzkoppe in Namibia. 

 

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Namibia 2012, Herero Chat (Namibornis herero).
The Gross Spitzkoppe in the background.
The stamp was issued in the Definitive Stamp series 2012.

 

Central African Republic 2015
The illustration depicts the Pontok Mountains.
The miniaturesheet was issued in the series "Les Serpents et les L├ęzards".

 

 

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