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Uis is a settlement located in Erongo Region, Namibia. It belongs to the Dâures electoral constituency. Located in the former Damaraland, it is known for the local mineral wealth. The settlement has approximately 3,600 inhabitants and, before being downgraded from "village" to "settlement" in 2010, owned 10km2 of land.Uis is located at the foot of the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain. The Brandberg is home to the world famous The White Lady rock painting, said by some to be over 20,000 years old. Being also situated on the C36, the main road between the coast and the Damaraland interior there is reasonable amount of traffic, by far the main source of economic activity in Uis. The settlement holds a small supermarket, guesthouses, a bakery and a petrol station, together with a few other small shops.Uis is home to the Brandberg Primary School and Petrus ǃGaneb Secondary School, both for about 300 learners. Petrus ǃGaneb SS was built before Namibian independence; its facilities are old and dilapidated.Mining industryTin has been mined in the Uis region since 1922. Uis Tin Mining Company was established in 1951 and the settlement was established in 1958 as a mine workers' residence when ISCOR, a South African mining company, started operations there and increased production. However, the ore grade at Uis is very low, and successful production is thus dependent on a high world market price. The white mine spoils are still visible from afar.Uis is in Erongo Region. Before you visit Namibia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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