The Republic of Namibia is located in the southwestern part of Africa. Namibia has a population of about 2.1 million inhabitants and an area of 824292 km².
Namibia is one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in the world and a number 1 travel destination. Namibia is world-famous for the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei and for the Etosha National Park, one of the world’s greatest conservation areas.
The official name of Namibia is "Republic of Namibia". Namibia is an independent country since 1990, a presidential republic with a democratic constitution following democratic principles including freedom of speech, press and religion. The motto of Namibia is "Unity, Liberty, Justice".
The country has an area of 824 268 km² and a population of only 2.1 million inhabitants. Namibia belongs to the most sparsely populated country in the world.
The capital of Namibia is Windhoek with about 350.000 inhabitants, many of them living in Katutura, a township in the north of the city.
The Republic of Namibia is a vast, sparsely populated country situated along the south Atlantic coast of Africa. It is the first country in the world that has incorporated the protection of the environment into its constitution.
South Africa occupied the German colony of Süd-West Afrika during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II when it annexed the territory.
In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that was soon named Namibia. Still, it was not until 1988 that the apartheid regime of South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Independence came in 1990.
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Republic of Namibia
Short form: Namibia
ISO Country Code: NA, NAM
Local Time = UTC +1 in Summer (September to April) +2h
Country Calling Code: +264
Capital City: Windhoek (pop. 240 000)
Other Cities: Grootfontein, Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop, Luderitz, Ondangwa, Oranjemund, Oshakati, Otjiwarongo, Swakopmund, Tsumeb, Walvis Bay.
Independence: 21 March 1990 (from South African mandate).
Location: West Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa.
Area: 824,292 km² (318,260 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Varies from coastal desert to semiarid mountains and plateau.
Highest point: Konigstein 2 606 m
Climate: mostly hot, varies from hyper-arid and semi-arid to subtropical; the cold desert climate in the southwest.