Namibia

Characteristics

  • Capital : Windhoek
  • Population : 2,100,000
  • Official Language(s) : English
  • Area : 85,418 sq.km
Data source : The World Bank data

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast. It shares borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south.

Namibia’s economy consists primarily of mining and manufacturing which represent 8% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The Central Plateau serves as a transportation corridor from the more densely populated north to South Africa, the source of four-fifths of Namibia’s imports.Namibia is the fourth largest exporter of non-fuel minerals in Africa and the world's fifth largest producer of uranium. There has been significant investment in uranium mining and Namibia is set to become the largest exporter of uranium by 2015. Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds. Namibia also produces large quantities of lead, zinc, tin, silver, and tungsten. About half of the population depends on agriculture for its livelihood

Agency

  • Walvis Bay
    • SDV
      122, Circumferential Road
      Light Industrial Area