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Republic of Namibia
Flag of Namibia Coat of arms of Namibia
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Unity, Liberty, Justice
Anthem: Namibia, Land of the Brave
Location of Namibia
Capital Windhoek
22°33′S 17°15′E
Largest city Windhoek
Official language(s) English1
Government Republic
- President Hifikepunye Pohamba
- Prime minister Nahas Angula
Independence From South Africa
- Date March 21, 1990
Area
- Total 825,418 km² (33rd)
318,696 sq mi
- Water (%) Negligible
Population
- July 2005 est. 2,031,0002 (144th)
- 2002 census 1,820,916
- Density 2.5/km² (192nd)
6.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total $15.78 billion (123rd)
- Per capita $7,800 (88th)
HDI (2003) 0.627 (125th) – medium
Currency Namibian dollar (NAD)
Time zone (UTC+1)
Internet TLD .na
Calling code +264
1) German and Afrikaans were official languages until independence in 1990. The majority of the population speaks Afrikaans as a second language, while Oshiwambo is the first language of half the population. German is spoken by 32% of the European community whereas English is only spoken by 7%.
2) Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
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