Official English Name: Republic of Namibia
Common English Name: Namibia
Capital: Windhoek

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Oshiwambo family, Nama, Afrikaans, Otjiherero family, Kavango family

Resources

Diamonds, Copper, Uranium, Gold, Silver, Lead, Tin, Lithium, Cadmium, Tungsten, Zinc, Salt, Hydropower, Fish

Neighbors

Angola (North), Zambia (East), Botswana (East), South Africa (Southeast)

Ethnic groups

Ovambo (50%), White/Mixed White (13%), Kavangos (9%), Herero (7%), Damara (7%)

People

Est. Population:

2,436,469

Demonym:

Namibian

Religions:

Christian (89.8%)
Indigenous (7.7%)
Atheist (2.4%)
Muslim (0.1%)

Largest City:

Windhoek (325,858)

Geography

Region:

Southern Africa

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West)

Total Area:

824,292 km2 (99.9% land, 0.1% water)

Total Land:

3,936 km

Total Coastline:

1,572 km

Climate

Desert

Terrain:

High plateau
Coastal and eastern deserts

Highest Point

Konigstein (2,606 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Droughts

Government

Type:

Republic

Head of State and Government:

President Hage Geingob

Admin. Divisions

14 Regions

Independence:

21 March 1990 (from South Africa)

Nat'l Symbol:

Oryx

Nat'l Anthem:

Namibia, Land of the Brave

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$11,200 (USD)

Currency

$ (Namibian Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Namibian Dollar)14.42

Communication

Internet Code

.na

Telephone Code

+264

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Cultural Notes

Although English is the official language, many different languages are spoken among significant portions of the population.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wa.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/WA (Religious data)
http://bit.ly/2f5dyc9 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 16 November 2016