Full Name

Republic of Namibia

Area

825,615 km2

Climate

Over much of South Africa, summer (mid-October to mid-February) is characterised by hot, sunny weather – often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly, leaving a warm, earthy, uniquely African smell in the air.

Population

2,303,315 (as at 2013)

Density

2.54/km2

Largest City

Windhoek

Capital

Windhoek

Time Zone

Summer time: GMT + 2 hours from the 1st Sunday in September to the 1st Sunday in April.

Winter time: GMT + 1 hour from the 1st Sunday in April to the 1st Sunday in September.

Official Language

English

Other languages: Afrikaans, German, Rukwangali, Silozi, Setswana, Damara/Nama, Herero, Oshiwambo

Government

Multi-party Democracy

Ethnic Groups

Ovambo (49.8%), Kavango (9.3%), Damara (7.5%), Herero (7.5%), White (6.4%), Nama (4.8%), Coloured (4.1%), Caprivian (3.7%), San (2.9%), Basters (2.5%), Tswana (0.6%), others (0.9%)

Neighbouring Countries

Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east

Telephone Country Code

+264

Power Voltage

220 volts AC (50hz). Outlets are of the round three-pin type

Top Level Domain

.na

Currency

Namibian Dollar (NAD)/N$