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Motto: "Unity, Liberty, Justice"
Location of  Namibia  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Namibia  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Windhoek
22°34.2′S17°5.167′E / 22.5700°S 17.086117°E / -22.5700; 17.086117
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languagesAfrikaans
German
Otjiherero
Khoekhoegowab
Oshiwambo
Rukwangali
Setswana
Silozi[9]
Recognised regional languagesJu'hoansi, Rumanyo, Thimbukushu
Ethnic groups(2014)
DemonymNamibian
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic[10][11]
Hage Geingob
Nickey Iyambo
Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
LegislatureParliament
National Council[12]
National Assembly
Independence from South Africa
9 February 1990
• Independence
21 March 1990
Area
• Total
825,615 km2 (318,772 sq mi) (34th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2011 census
2,113,077[13]
• Density
2.54/km2 (6.6/sq mi) (235th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$27.451 billion[14]
• Per capita
$11,838[14]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$11.765 billion[14]
• Per capita
$5,073[14]
Gini (2009)59.7[15]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.640[16]
medium · 125th
CurrencyNamibian dollar (NAD)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
WAST (UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+264
ISO 3166 codeNA
Internet TLD.na

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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