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Roughly half the size of Alaska, Namibia is located in Southern Africa between Angola and South Africa, with the South Atlantic Ocean to the west. Namibia’s desert climate is hot and dry, with sparse and unpredictable rainfall. The land primarily forms a high plateau with the Namib Desert along the coast and the Kalahari Desert in the east. Natural resources include diamonds, uranium, lead, silver, zinc, tungsten, fish, natural gas, and hydropower.
Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa.
First country in the world to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution; some 14% of the land is protected, including virtually the entire Namib Desert coastal strip.
desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic.
English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages (Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)
Namibian dollar (NAD); South African rand (ZAR)
Windhoek, Rundu, Walvisbaai, Oshakati, Swakopmund, Katima Mulilo, Grootfontein, Rehoboth, Otjiwarongo, Okahandja
Mount Brandberg, 2606 m
Places to Visit
Kaokoland, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Fish River Canyon, Cape Cross Seal Colony, Luderitz, Windhoek
Arandis, Grootfontein, Halali, Karasburg, Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop Der Wath, Luderitz,
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