Namibia

Country information

  • Landlocked/Coastal: Coastal
  • Country area: 824,292 kmĀ²
  • Pop: 2,147,585
  • Religions: Christianity, Judaism, Muslim
  • GDP/ World Rank Dollars: $13.764 billion (131)
  • HDI/ World Rank Index: 0.606 (105)
  • Main Languages: English, Afrikaans, German
  • Largest three cities: Windhoek, Rundu, Walvis Bay
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Type of government: Presidential republic / multi-party democracy
  • Economic Structure: Exports: $2.04 billion (2005) - diamons, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium, cattle, processed fish Imports: $2.35 billion (2005) - foodstuffs, petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals
  • Name of president, PM, Ruler: President Hifkepunye Pohamba and Prime Minister Nahas Angula
  • Date of next election: N/A
  • HIV/AIDS prevalence: 13.1% (2009 est)
  • Literacy rates: 85%
  • Corruption perceptions index 2010: 4.4
  • 2011 Doing Business Rank: 69
  • Life expectancy: 52.19
  • Percentage below poverty line: 34.9% live on $1 a day 55.8% live on $2 a day

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