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NAMIBIA NEWS

Africa

A global community looking to the future


Countries up and down the continent are growing socially, politically and economically at unprecedented rates, and it is obvious that the continent has so much more to offer than many viewpoints suggest

Despite international prejudices, the African continent is emerging as world leader in terms of social inclusion, energy innovation and climate awareness Apr 15, 2016

Conglomerate | Africa | Zambia | Namibia | Egypt


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Tiaan Bazuin
CEO of the Namibian Stock Exchange

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Peace and stability provide platform for growth

Penda Ya Ndakolo
Minister of Defense

We sit with Penda Ya Ndakolo, Namibia’s Minister of Defense, and discuss the importance... Aug 21, 2015



LOCATION:

Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.



CAPITAL AND LARGEST CITY:

Windhoek



OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:

English



RECOGNISED REGIONAL LANGUAGES:

Afrikaans, German, Rukwangali, Silozi, Setswana, Damara/Nama, Herero, Oshiwambo



ETHNIC GROUPS:

Ovambo : 49.5%, Kavango: 9.2%, coloured (including basters): 8%, Herero: 7%, Damara: 7%, Namibian whites: 7.0%, Nama: 4.7%, lozi (Caprivian): 3.5%, San: 3%, Tswana: 0.6%, others: 0.5%



DEMONYM:

Namibian



GOVERNMENT:

Unitary presidential constitutional republic



LEGISLATURE:

Parliament



INDEPENDENCE FROM SOUTH AFRICA:

Constitution: 9 February 1990

Independence: 21 March 1990



AREA:

Total    825,615 km2



POPULATION:

2011 census    2,113,077



GDP (PPP):

2014 estimate Total: $18.800 billion;  Per capita: $8,577



GDP (nominal):    

2014 estimate Total: $13.064 billion;  Per capita: $5,961



CURRENCY:

Namibian dollar (NAD)



TIME ZONE:

WAT (UTC+1)



CALLING CODE:    

+264



INTERNET TLD:    

.na









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