Republic of Namibia is located in the south of the African Continent, with a population of 2,165,828, making it the 143rd
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Windhoek with a total population of 322,500. The country
encompasses 824,292 square kilometers making it the 34th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Angola,
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and the Atlantic Ocean.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for five years and is eligible for a second term.
Along with President Pohamba, Prime Minister Hage Geingob is
recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through appointment by the president and holds that position
five years. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 9th of February 1990.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Afrikaans, German and indigenous languages including Oshivambo,
Herero and Nama. It counts among its major religions Christian and indigenous beliefs. As sources of mass communication it
has 2 AM, 39 FM, 4 Short Wave and 8 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Konigstein, its highest point at 2,606 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Atlantic Ocean, which measures 1,572 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are meatpacking, fish processing, dairy
products and mining. Its official currency is the Namibian Dollar and the South African Rand.

Here’s something you may not know about Namibia. The Fish River Canyon in Namibia is the second largest canyon in the
world. It is a hundred miles long and in places it is 11 miles wide and in some areas it is half a mile deep.
Konigstein on
Brandberg Mountain-
Namibia's highest point
Epupa Falls on
Namibia's border with
Namib Desert
Namibian giraffe
Namibian children
Skeleton Coast on the
Atlantic Ocean-
Namibia's lowest point
Naukluft Mountain
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Windhoek- Namibia's
capital and largest city
Updated 22 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
13.1% (2009 est.)


Fish River Canyon
View from Konigstein
Atlantic coast on the
border with Angola-
Namibia's westernmost
Bobotie- a Namibian
dish of spiced meat,
egg and curry
Cuando River-
Namibia's easternmost
point with forms a quad
border with Zambia,
Botswana and
Namibia's Diamond
Coast on the border
with South Africa
Wildebeeste on
Namibia's Etosha Salt
Pan- the world's largest
Hartman's Valley in
northern Namibia
Herero tribeswoman in
traditional dress
Kalahari Desert
Orange River which
forms Namibia's
southern border with
South Africa
Pelgrimsrus- Namibia's
southernmost point on
the border with South
Rio Kunene- Namibia's
northernmost point on
the border with Angola
Village on the Caprivi
Strip Flood Plain on
Namibia's northeast
border with Angola
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