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Namibia

BASIC FACTS

Area

824,290 Km2



Population

2.192 Millions



HDI Rank

128 (over 186 countries)



Capital City

Windhoek



Demographic distribution

English (official) 7%, Afrikaans (common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population), German 32%, indigenous languages (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama) 1%



Spoken languages

English (official), Afrikaans, German; several indigenous languages



Religious beliefs

predominantly Christian



Political regime

South West Africa Peoples Organisation (SWAPO), Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO)



Head of State

President Hifikepunye Pohamba



Associations with International Organisations

Southern African Development Community (SADC), African Union (AU), Non-Aligned Movement, Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), United Nations, Commonwealth.




Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook




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