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Namibia Facts

  • Name: Namibia
  • (long form) Republic of Namibia
  • Capital City: Windhoek (322,500 pop.)
  • Namibia Population: 2,182,852 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Namibian dollar
    (conversion rates)

    Namibian dollar
    10 Namibian dollars
  • Ethnicity: black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%

    note: about 50% of the population belongs to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups include Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2% and Tswana 0.5%
  • GDP total: $17.03 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $7,900 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages 1% (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Windhoek, Rundu, Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Swakopmund
  • Name: In the Nama langauage, Namib means, "Area where there is nothing."
  • National Day: March 21
  • Religion: Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%
  • Symbols

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