AREA SIZE:318,261(SQ MI)/824,292(SQ KM)

TOTAL AREA

TOTAL AREA

CAPITAL CITY:Windhoek

Population: 2.495 million (2019)

GAINED IDEPENDECE FROM SOUTH AFRICA:21st March 1990

• Constitution:9 February 1990

• Independence:21 March 1990

NAMIBIAN FLAG

NAMIBIAN FLAG

 CURRENT PRESIDENT: Hage Gottfried Geingob

TYPE OG GOVERMENT:

NAMIBIAN CURRENCY: Namibian Dollar (NAD)

WINDHOEK, 14 February 2017 – President Hage Geingob opens the 5th Session of the 6th Parliament. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA

Namibia has a population of 2.55 million people and a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver and base metals – form the basis of its economy, while the manufacturing sector is comparatively small. The large, arid Namib Desert from which the country derived its name has resulted in Namibia being overall one of the least densely populated countries in the world.

With breathtaking landscapes, beautiful desolate desert scenery and an abundance of wildlife; Namibia is a destination that will surely stun and inspire any visitor. Often overlooked in comparison to Kenya and neighbouring South Africa, the country is well worth visiting for its amazing national parks.

A land of natural beauty, there are a multitude of incredible sights to see and tourists will quickly find themselves enamored with the stunning scenery on show. From trekking through canyons to driving through the national parks in Namibia and gazing out over the Namib Desert; this diverse and awe-inspiring country is sure to enthrall you.

Namib, Portuguese Namibe, a cool coastal desert extending for 1,200 miles (1,900 km) along the Atlantic coast of Africa from Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes) in Angola southward across Namibia to the Olifants River in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It reaches inland 80 to 100 miles (130 to 160 km) to the foot of the Great Escarpment. The southern portion merges with the Kalahari on the plateau atop the escarpment. Its name is derived from the Nama language, implying “an area where there is nothing.”