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Name(official): Republic of Namibia
Name(short): Namibia
Capital City: Windhoek
Location: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa.
Coordinate: 22 00 S, 17 00 E
Independence: (From South African mandate) March 21st; 1990
President: Hifikepunye POHAMBA (President),
Nahas ANGULA (Prime Minister)
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 825
Population: 2 004 147
People: Black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%
Note: about 50% of the population belong to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups includes Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2%, Tswana 0.5%.
Religion: Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%.
Languages: English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages (Oshivambo, Herero, Nama).
Literacy: 84%total, 84.4%male, 83.7%female (2003 est.)
Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD), South AFrica rand (ZAR)
GDP(per capita): $8 200 (2005 est.)
Arable Land: 0.99% (2005)
Agriculture: Millets, sorghum, peanuts, grapes, livestock, fish.
Natural resources: diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, zinc, salt, hydropower, fish.
Note: suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore
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International Phone Code: 264



Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Grobabis, Grootfontein, Karasburg, Katima Mulilo, Luderitz, Swakopmund




13 regions; Caprivi, Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Okavango, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa.


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