Namibia info

Namibia

  • Full name: The Republic of Namibia
  • Population: 2 million (UN, 2005)
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Area: 824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), however, the most common language of the population is Afrikaans, German and indigenous languages are also spoken.
  • Major religion: Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran approx. 50%), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%
  • Monetary unit: 1 Namibian dollar = 100 cents
  • People: Approximately half of Namibia�s population is from the Ovambo tribe concentrated in the north. There is also a high population of Bantu people and Khoisan who are descendants of the original inhabitants of South Africa. Whites from Dutch, German, British, French and Portuguese make up the second largest white population in sub-Saharan Africa at 12%. After Mongolia, Namibia is the least densely populated country in the world.
  • BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    BBC Country Profile:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1063245.stm

    CIA World Factbook:
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wa.html

    NEWS SOURCES

    The Namibian Newspaper:
    http://www.namibian.com.na/

    AllAfrica.com:
    http://allafrica.com/namibia/

    ARTICLES

    Conservancy Movement takes off in Namibia