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Official Name:
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.

Type: Republic.
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.