Fast Facts

More About Namibia:

Country

\"\"Area:

Namibia covers 824,292 sq km (318,259 sq mi).

Location:

Situated on the southwestern coast of Africa, Namibia borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east.

Population:

Slightly more than 2.2 million.

Capital City:

Windhoek

Statehood

\"\"Official Name:

Republic of Namibia

Date of Independence:

21 March 1990

System of Government:

Multi-party Democracy

Head of State:

President Hifikepunye Pohamba since 2005.

Prime Minister:

Nahas Angula since 2005.

Cultural

\"\"English, German, Afrikaans, Bantu and Khoisan

The current literacy rate in Namibia is about 83%, one of the highest in Africa.Literacy:

Religion:

Freedom of religion was adopted through Namibia\'s Bill of Fundamental Rights. About 90% of the population is Christian.

Good to Know

Currency: The Namibia Dollar (N$):

The Namibia Dollar and South African Rand are the only legal tender in Namibia and can be used freely to purchase goods and services.

Time Zones:

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.

Electricity:

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