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Where is Namibia?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Namibia covers 823,290 square kilometers of land and 1,002 square kilometers of water, making it the 34th largest nation in the world with a total area of 824,292 square kilometers.

Namibia became an independent state in 1990, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Namibia is 2,165,828 (2012) and the nation has a density of 3 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Namibia is the Namibia Dollar (NAD). As well, the people of Namibia are refered to as Namibian.

The dialing code for the country is 264 and the top level internet domain for Namibian sites is .na.

Namibia shares land borders with 4 countries: Angola, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana.

To learn more, visit our detailed Namibia section.

Quick facts

Population 2,165,828
Density 2.6 / km2 ( 6.8 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1990
Capital Windhoek (Khomas)
Currency Namibia Dollar
GDP 13,429,503,285 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 6,201 (2014 data)
Land Area 823,290 km2 (317,874 mi2)
Water Area 1,002 km2 (387 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, South Africa
Minimum Longitude 11.730
Maximum Longitude 25.260
Mininum Latitude -28.960
Maximum Latitude -16.960

What is the capital of Namibia?

map showing the location of Namibia
Location of Windhoek on a map.

Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia. It has a population of 268,132, and is located on a latitue of -22.56 and longitude of 17.08.

Windhoek is also the political center of Namibia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Windhoek, the Capital Of Namibia

City Windhoek
Country Namibia
Population 268,132
Longitude 17.08323000
Latitude -22.55941000
Elevation 1656 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.