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Namibia's Information

Flag of Namibia
Land Area 823,290 km2
Water Area 1,002 km2
Total Area 824,292km2 (#33)
Population 2,436,469 (#142)
Population Density 2.96/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $25.99 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,800
Currency Dollar (NAD)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Gaby Ahrens sport shooter
  • Libertina Amathila physician, politician
  • Martin Andjaba diplomat
  • Nahas Angula former prime minister
  • Samuel Ankama politician, educator
  • Lucia Basson politician
  • Niko Bessinger politician, independence activist
  • Priscilla Beukes politician
  • Steve Bezuidenhout politician
  • Clara Bohitile politician
  • Dawid Boois politician, educator

C- G
  • Hansina Christiaan politician
  • Monica Dahl swimmer
  • Petrus Damaseb judge
  • Pauline Dempers human rights activist, politician
  • Merlin Diamond sprinter
  • Hans Diergaardt politician
  • Joseph Diescho writer, political analyst
  • Johnny Doeseb businessman
  • Bernard Esau trade unionist, independence activist, politician
  • Frankie Fredericks Olympic medalist, athlete
  • Justus II Garoeb politician, Damara chief
  • Bience Gawanas lawyer
  • Gazza musician
  • Hage Geingob prime minister
  • Clara Gowases politician, teacher
  • Theo-Ben Gurirab former prime minister

H - J
  • Dorian Haarhoff writer, poet
  • Petrina Haingura politician
  • Hidipo Hamutenya politician
  • Marco Hausiku politician
  • Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari political scientist
  • Tjipekapora Herunga sprinter
  • Ida Hoffmann politician
  • Petrus Iilonga politician, trade unionist
  • Frans Indongo politician
  • Lesedi Sheya Jacobs tennis player
  • Helalia Johannes long-distance runner

  • Evilastus Kaaronda trade unionist
  • Elia Kaiyamo politician
  • Ella Kamanya politician
  • Richard Kamwi politician
  • Asser Kuveri Kapere politician
  • Loide Kasingo politician, trade unionist
  • Lydia Katjita politician
  • Moses Katjiuongua politician
  • Jackson Kaujeuamusician, composer, singer
  • Katuutire Kaura politician
  • Ngohauvi Lydia Kavetu politician
  • Albert Kawane politician, lawyer,
  • Danie Keulder cricketer
  • Constance Kgosiemang former paramount chief
  • Deon Kotze cricketer
  • Fanuel Kozonguizi politician, national ombudsman
  • Hosea Kutako liberation hero, Herero chief
  • Saara Kuugongelwa politician
  • John Kwedhi trade unionist

  • Agnes Limbo politician
  • Lempy Lucas politician
  • Stefan Ludik actor, musician, cricketer
  • Marichen Luiperth Miss Namibia 2007


  • Usutuaije Maamberua politician, accountant
  • Samuel Maharero former paramount chief
  • Kaire Mbuende politician, diplomat
  • Nangolo Mbumba politician
  • Michelle McLean Miss Universe 1992
  • Margaret Mensah-Williams politician
  • Steve Mogotsi politician, boxer
  • Percy Montgomery rugby union player
  • Dirk Mudge politician
  • Angelika Muharukua politician
  • Marlene Mungunda politician
  • Teopolina Mushelenga politician

  • Uilika Nambahu politician
  • Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah politician
  • Phil ya Nangoloh human rights activist
  • Monica Nashandi diplomat, politician, ambassador
  • Mandume Ya Ndemufayo former king of Kwanyama
  • Rebecca Ndjoze-Ojo politician, educator
  • Kandy Nehova politician
  • Immanuel Ngatjizeko politician
  • Rosalia Nghidinwa politician
  • Nianell singer, musician, composer
  • Sam Nujoma former president
  • Utoni Nujoma politician
  • Paulus Ali Nuumbembe boxer
  • N!xau actor

P - S
  • John Pandeni politician, trade unionist
  • Bridget Pickering filmmaker, producer
  • Pierre Pienaar composer, dance producer
  • Hifikepunye Pohamba president
  • Penehupifo Pohamba educator, politician, first lady
  • Nora Schimming-Chase politician
  • Calle Schlettwein politician
  • Ras Sheehama musician, singer
  • Harry Simon boxer

T - W
  • Ngarikutuke Tjiriange lawyer, politician
  • Andimba Toivo ya Toivo independence leader
  • Emma Tuahepa activist
  • Tjekero Tweya politician, trade unionist
  • Ben Ulenga politician
  • Erastus Uutoni politician
  • Christi Warner singer, songwriter, performance poet, actress
  • Hendrick Witbooi politician

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Namibia Trivia

What is the Biggest Ethnic Group in Namibia?

The Ovambo tribe constitutes around half of the Namibian population, making it by far the largest in the country.

Ethnic Groups Of Namibia

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