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Countries of the World: Namibia
Resources about Namibia including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Namibia GDP (2009): $9.4 billion. (World Bank) Annual growth rate (2009): 1%. (World Bank) Per capita GNI (2009): $ 4,338. (World Bank) Inflation rate (2009 prelim.): 8.7%. (Namibia Central Bureau of Statistics) Natural resources: Diamonds, uranium, zinc, gold, copper, lead, tin, fluorspar, salt, fisheries, and wildlife. Agriculture (5.0% of GDP, 2009 prelim.): Products--livestock and meat products, crop farming and forestry. (Namibia Central Bureau of Statistics) Mining (10.4% of GDP, 2009 prelim.): Gem-quality diamonds, uranium, zinc, copper, other. (Namibia Central Bureau of Statistics) Fishing and fish processing on board (3.5% of GDP, 2009 prelim.): Hake, horse mackerel, lobster, other. (Namibia Central Bureau of Statistics) Trade: Exports (2009)--$ 3 55 billion: diamonds, uranium, zinc, copper, lead, beef, cattle, fish, karakul pelts, grapes. Imports (2009)--$ 5 12 billion: foodstuffs, construction material, manufactured goods. Major partners-- South Africa, Angola, European Union, U.S., Canada, China, India (World Trade Organization) Sources: Namibia Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS); Namibia Labor Force Survey; Namibia Population and Housing Census; Bank of Namibia; World Bank; UN Human Development Report.

Geography of Namibia Area: 823,145 sq. km. (320,827 sq. mi.); the size of Texas and Louisiana combined. Cities: Capital--Windhoek (2001 census) pop. 233,529. Other cities--Grootfontein, Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop, Luderitz, Ondangwa, Oranjemund, Oshakati, Otjiwarongo, Swakopmund, Tsumeb, Walvis Bay. Terrain: Varies from coastal desert to semiarid mountains and plateau. Climate: Semidesert and high plateau.

Government of Namibia Type: Republic. Independence: March 21, 1990. Branches: Executive--president (elected for 5-year term), prime minister. Legislative--bicameral Parliament: National Assembly and National Council. Judicial--Supreme Court, the High Court, and lower courts. Subdivisions: 13 administrative regions. Registered political parties: South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF), Congress of Democrats (COD), Republican Party (RP), National Unity Democratic Organization (NUDO), Monitor Action Group (MAG), Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), South West African National Union (SWANU), All People’s Party (APP), Democratic Party of Namibia (DPN), Namibia Democratic Movement for Change (NDMC). Suffrage: Universal adult.

Map of Namibia This Map of Namibia shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Windhoek the capital of Namibia. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Namibia The Official Name of Namibia is the Republic of Namibia. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Namibia Nationality: Noun and adjective--Namibian(s). Population (2008, projected): 2.1 million. Average annual growth rate (2001 est.): 2.6%. The population growth rate is depressed by an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate estimated to be 13.3%. Ethnic groups: About 50% of the population belong to Ovambo ethnic group, and 9% to the Kavango ethnic group. Other ethnic groups are: Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, San 3%, Baster 2%, and Tswana 0.5%. Religions: Predominantly Christian; also Muslim, Jewish, Baha’is, and indigenous beliefs. Languages: English (official); Oshivambo, Afrikaans, German, Herero, Nama/Damara, other indigenous languages. Education: Years compulsory--to age 16. Attendance (2001)-- 82%. Adult literacy rate (2005)--85%. Work force (2004): 493,448.

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