Namibia is located on the southwest coast of Africa, just north of South Africa.

Here are some facts about Namibia from BBC News:

  • Full name: The Republic of Namibia
  • Population: 2.3 million (UN, 2011)
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Area: 824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 63 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Namibian dollar = 100 cents (currently $1 USD = 9.61 Naimbian Dollars

More Resources:

Official website of the Government of Namibia

BBC News Namibia Profile

The CIA World Factbook on Namibia

Recommended Viewing:

Milking the Rhino – Documents two conservation areas: one in Namibia and one in Kenya.

National Geographic photographers document the amazing landscapes, animals and plants of Namibia.

Incredible stargazing video taken on a farm in Namibia.


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