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Namibia

Namibia On the Atlantic coast you will find Namibia with for example the National Park to explore. Here you can enjoy the fish river and more south the canyon with a hot spring oasis. Enjoy the city Windhoek in the refreshing highland or explore the agricultural land that is left in the Central Plateau after the German colonialization.

Area: 825.336 Km²
Population: 1.798.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 2 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Windhoek (161.000 pop.)
Major cities: Walvis Bay 45.000 pop., Keetmanshoop 25.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Ovambo 50%, Kavango 10%, Damara 7%, Herero 7%, White 6%, others 20%
Border countries: Angola NORTH, Zambia NORTH-EAST, Botswana EAST, South Africa SOUTH-EAST

Principal mountains: Mount Brandberg 2606 m
Principal rivers: Orange 580 Km (namibian tract, total 2092 Km)
Principal lakes: Etosha Pan
Principal islands: -
Climate: Tropical arid

Language: English (official), Afrikaans, German, ethnic dialects
Religion: Christian 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), Indigenous Beliefs 10%
Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 21/3, 1/5, 4/5, 25/5, 26/8, 10/12, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00264
GMT: +1

World Heritage List: -