Arandis, Namibia, is a
town in Erongo Region, Namibia. It is also a crossing loop on the
Trans-Namib Railway. It has been called the Uranium Capital of the World as
it is located just 15 km outside the world's largest open-pit uranium mine,
the Rössing Uranium Mine.
The town has 7,600 inhabitants, most of whom are somehow connected to the mine, and owns 29 square kilometres (11 sq mi) of land.
It is the home of the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology, a technical institute focusing on training skilled industrial workers.
The 2000s saw a resurgence in economic growth in Arandis. With the global energy crisis, a significant rise in demand occurred for nuclear energy, increasing demand for Arandis' Uranium. Banks, which had previously closed and youth who had previously left the town seeking employment elsewhere, returned. In 2008, negotiations were at an advanced stage for a Chinese company, Namibia Industrial Mining (NIM) Limited to build a factory for making building materials in Arandis.
It lies between Swakopmund and Usakos stations. Arandis Airport is also located near the town. Car rental is advisable to visit the area.
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arandis
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