Where is Namibia?

Located in Southern Africa, Namibia has a 4,220.00 km border with Angola (1,427 km), Botswana (1,544 km), South Africa (1,005 km) and Zambia (244 km). It has a 1,572.00 km coastline. Namibia has placed a hydroelectric dam on Popa Falls along the Angola border.

Namibia is an African country covering 824,292.00 km2 of which 0.12% is water and 823,290.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 33rd largest country in the world and slightly more than half the size of Alaska. Its geographic coordinates are 22 00 S, 17 00 E and Windhoek is the capital city.

The name Namibia comes from the coastal Namib Desert.

Its ISO code is NA.


Namibia has a mean elevation of 1,141 m above sea level.

It has a desert climate with hot, dry temperatures and little rainful. Its terrain mostly consists of high plateaus, as well as deserts along the coast and in the east.


Namibia has a population of 2,436,469 making it the 142nd largest in the world.

Oshivambo, Nama/Damara, and Afrikaans are the most commonly spoken lnaguages. The major ethnic group reported is black. The majority of the country identifies as Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 264.


Namibia is an independent country. It gained independence from South African mandate in 1990. Its constitution was last ratified in 1990.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Namibia's GDP is $25,990,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 136th largest economy and its citizens the 125th richest in the world. The currency of Namibia is the Dollar (NAD).

Its major imports include foodstuffs, petroleum products and fuel.

This page was last modified on December 16th, 2017