Namibia

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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast. It shares borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south and east. Deserts occupy much of the country; their dunes take on shapes and colours according to the elements. The country also boasts game-rich grasslands and a semi-arid Central Plateau, large tracts of which are given over to livestock farming. The Kalahari Desert is perhaps Namibia’s best known geographical feature. Shared with South Africa and Botswana, it has a variety of localized environments ranging from hyper-arid sandy desert, to areas that seem to defy the common definition of desert. One of these areas, known as the Succulent Karoo, is home to over 5,000 species of plants, nearly half of them endemic; fully one third of the world’s succulents are found in the Karoo.

Established
1990-03-21
Joined Commonwealth
1990
Capital City
Windhoek
Demonym
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Namibian
Country motto
"Unity, Liberty, Justice"
Size
318696 square miles.
Population
2108665
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
2.5 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 225)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$11590000000 (World ranking:146)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.65 (World ranking:125)
Currency Code
NAD
Country calling code
264
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