Area:

824 268 square kilometers, 31st largest in the world and approximately 3.37 times larger than the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Regions:

RegionHASCISOFIPSPop-2011Pop-2001Pop-1991Area(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
Erongo NA.ER ER WA29 150,809 107,663 55,470 63,579 24,548 Swakopmund *
Hardap NA.HA HA WA30 79,507 68,249 66,495 109,651 42,336 Mariental
Karas NA.KA KA WA31 77,421 69,329 61,162 161,215 62,245 Keetmanshoop
Kavango East NA.KE KE WA40 136,823 202,694 116,830 48,463 18,712 Rundu
Kavango West NA.KW KW WA41 86,529         Nkurenkuru
Khomas NA.KH KH WA21 342,141 250,262 167,071 37,007 14,288 Windhoek
Kunene NA.KU KU WA32 86,856 68,735 64,017 115,293 44,515 Opuwo *
Ohangwena NA.OW OW WA33 245,446 228,384 179,634 10,703 4,132 Eenhana *
Omaheke NA.OH OH WA35 71,233 68,039 52,735 84,612 32,669 Gobabis
Omusati NA.OS OS WA36 243,166 228,842 189,919 26,573 10,260 Uutapi *
Oshana NA.ON ON WA37 176,674 161,916 134,884 8,653 3,341 Oshakati *
Oshikoto NA.OT OT WA38 181,973 161,007 128,745 38,653 14,924 Omuthiyagwiipundi
Otjozondjupa NA.OD OD WA39 143,903 135,384 102,536 105,185 40,612 Otjiwarongo *
Zambezi NA.CA CA WA28 90,596 79,826 90,422 14,528 5,609 Katima Mulilo
14 regions 2,113,077 1,830,330 1,409,920 824,115 318,193  
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes.
  • ISO: Codes from ISO 3166-2.
  • FIPS: codes from FIPS PUB 10-4, a U.S. government standard.
  • Pop-2011: 2011-08-28 census (source [23])**.
  • Pop-2001: 2001-08-27 census (source [15]).
  • Pop-1991: 1991-10-21 census (source [5]).
  • Area: Source [15].

 

Cities:

Windhoek (Capital City, Khomas region), Rundu (Kavango region), Walvis Bay (Erongo region,), Oshakati (Oshana region), Swakopmund (Erongo region), Katima Mulilo (Caprivi region), Grootfontein (Otjozondjupa region), Okahandja (Otjozondjupa region), Otjiwarongo (Otjozondjupa region), Rehoboth (Hardap region), Gobabis (Omaheke region), Lüderitz (Karas region), Keetmanshoop (Karas region), Omuthiya (Oshikoto region).

Climate:
Arid and semi-arid. Hottest months, November to February (average temperatures, 20-36ºC). Colder months between May and August (average temperatures, 3-10ºC in the mornings and 18-22ºC during the day).

Topography:
Namibia has contrasting landscapes. The oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert stretches along the whole west coast of the country, while the Kalahari Desert runs along its southeastern border with Botswana. The Skeleton Coast stretches from Swakopmund to the northern border.

Rivers:
Perennial rivers are found only on the country’s borders, being the Orange River on the southern border and the Kunene, Okavango, Kwando and Zambesi Rivers on the northern border.