Namibia is a country in South Western Africa. On its southern border is the Orange River that borders South Africa, to the east is Botswana and in the north Angola, other neighbouring countries up north includes Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Since independence from South Africa during 1990, Namibia has become a major African Tourist destination, very popular due to its vast distance and tiny population. Travellers enjoy the desert vistas of the Namib Desert, some of the best game viewing in the world at Ethosa National Park, the unspoiled nature and people of Damara and Kaokoland, the green forest of the Kavango and Caprivi up north.
Namibia has a population of 2.2 million people and a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, herding, fishery, tourism and mining form the basic of the economy.
The name of the country is derived from the Namib Desert, meaning and considered to be the oldest desert in the world.
Some basic facts about Namibia:
- Area: 824,269 km2
- Population: 2.2 million
- Capital: Windhoek
- Harbours: Walvis Bay and Lüderitz
- Big Rivers: Oranje,Kunene, Okavango, Kwando, Zambezi
- Offical langues: English
- Other langues: Afrikaans,German, Nama, Damara, Oshiwambo, Otjiherero, Rukwangali, Setswana and others
- Major Ethnic groups: Afrikaner, German, Ovambo, Herero, Damara, Nama, San, Kwangali, ect.
- Motto: Unity, Liberty, Justice
- Anthem: “Namibia, Land of the Brave”
- Current president: Hage Geingob
- Freedom of religion-90% Christians
- Currency: Namibian Dollar link equals to RSA rand