Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia is a Southern African country formally known as South West Africa due to its location. It borders Botswana on the East, Atlantic Ocean on the West, Angola on the North, South Africa on the South/South East and Zamiba on the North East. Namibia obtained her Independence on 21 March 1990 with H.E. Sam Shafishuna Nujoma becoming the founding President. President Hifikepunye Pohamba and President Hage G. Geingob have become the second and third President since then serving two terms each.

 

Capital                                                                                   Windhoek
Area                                                                                   824 292 km2 (sq km)
Population 2,550,226 (July 2020 est.)
Population growth rate    0,817% (July 2012 est.)
Languages English (Official),( Oshivambo, Otjiherero, Afrikaans  Rukwangali, Silozi, Khoekhoe Gowab, many other languages are spoken inclusive of German etc.

 

Health & Education                                              
Life expectancy                                                                   52,17 years (July 2012 est.)
Infant mortality rate (under 5 years) 45.61 deaths/ 1.000 live births (July 2012 est.)
Fertility rate 2.41 children born/ woman (july 2012 est.)
Ability to read, grown up over 15 years Male 86.8%/ Female 83.5%

 

Economy                                                
Agriculture products                                                                                      Millet, sorghum, peanuts, grapes, livestock, fish
GDP per capita USD 9,542
GDP composition by sector

Agriculture: 7,1%, Industry: 34,4%, Services: 58,5% (2011)

Income frome exports, compostion by sector            52% minerals (70% diamonds) 25% fish and fish products, 13% live animals, meat and animal products.
Industries Meatpacking, fish processing, dairy products, mining; zink, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper.
Inflation 5,3% (2011)
Exports-commodities

Diamonds, copper, gold, zink, lead, uranium, cattle, processed fish, karakul skins

Unemployment rate 51,2% (2008)
 
 
Politics & Religion                                                 
Independence Day March 21 1990                                  German colony until 1914, thereafter occupied by South Africa
Political system Republic, multi-party system, latest election 2018
President H. Pohamba (2005-2015) (SWAPO), Sam Nujoma (SWAPO), (1990-2005) Hage G. Geingob, (2015-2025)
Females in the parliament 17,3%
Religions Christians 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50 at least), traditional 10% to 20%