This is the coastal town in southwestern Namibia where the population is around 12,200. This town was named after Franz Adolf Eduard Lüderitz who was born on 16 July 1834. It is a harbour town, well known for its strong winds and unfriendly coastline. Due to a shallow rock bottom, modern ships cannot dock in the harbour. This is why Walvis Bay became the docking harbour for the shipping industry. The climate at Lüderitz is very moderate throughout the year, and as the afternoons are often windy, kite boarding and sailing events are held there.