Namibia profile

Kalahari bushmen, Namibia The San bushmen of the Kalahari Desert maintain a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle
  • Full name: The Republic of Namibia
  • Population: 2.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Area: 824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 63 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Namibian dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium, livestock
  • GNI per capita: US $5,870 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .na
  • International dialling code: +264

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