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Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah Population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek's Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes.

Languages: English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the Population and about 60% of the white Population, German 32%, indigenous languages 1% (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)

Ethnic Groups: black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%

Belief Systems: Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%



Population: 2.44 million people (World Rank: 142nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 7.69 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 237th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.69 %/yr (World Rank: 72nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 64.5 years (World Rank: 181st) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 20.3 years (World Rank: 149th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:



Map of Namibia

Map from the University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for Namibia

Wikipedia Entry for Namibia

Current News in Namibia

Namibia - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commision for Africa African Information Society Initiative

Namibia - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Namibia

Namibia - Facts and Information 3
The World Factbook Entry for Namibia

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Namibia 1
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com


Traveling to Namibia 2

Events in Namibia

Travel Guide for Namibia
Wikitravel Entry for Namibia

Government Related:

Embassy of Namibia
in Washington D.C.

Official Government Site of Namibia

Local Weather Conditions

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