Namibian Profile
Namibian Profile

The Republic of Namibia is a vast, sparsely populated country situated along the south Atlantic coast of Africa between 17 and 29 degrees south of the Equator.

Location & Area:

  • Namibia is located in southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, South Africa in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north and Botswana and Zimbabwe in the east.
  • It covers an area of 824,292 km2.

Capital:

  • Windhoek: it is the largest city in the Republic, located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area.

Population:

  • 2,104,900 (2011 estimate).

Climate:

  • Desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic

Terrain:

  • Mostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east.

National Day:

  • March 21 (Independence Day)

Language:

  • The official language is English, while German, Portuguese, Spanish and French also used.

Currency:

  • Namibian Dollar

Flag:

  • Namibian flag is consists of red, white, green, and blue colors mediated by a golden sun.

Administrative divisions:

  • It is divided into 14 regions includes; Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Kavango East, Kavango West, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa and Zambezi.

Regime:

  • It is a semi-Republican system; the President is elected for a five-year term and he is the President and Prime Minister.
  • The constitution guarantees the separation of powers, where the executive authority is exercised by President and Cabinet.

President of Namibia:

  • Hage Geingob

Economy:

Economic sectors: Mining, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. Namibia has a sophisticated banking sector with modern infrastructure.

Industries: meatpacking, fish processing, dairy products, pasta, beverages; mining (diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper)

Agriculture products: Millet, sorghum, peanuts, grapes; livestock; fish

Exports: Copper, cut diamonds, gemstones, granite, lead products, marble, uranium and zinc.

Imports: Petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, plastic products, rubber, spare parts, textiles and knitwear and timber.

Natural resources: Fish, Oil, Natural gas, Iron ore, Wild animals and Coal.

Other mineral resources: Diamonds Copper, Gold, Uranium, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Salt, Vanadium and Tungsten.