Namibia BASIC INFOMATION
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|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +2 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|22°57'56"S / 18°29'10"E|
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|Oshiwambo languages 48.9%|
Afrikaans 10.4% (common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population)
Otjiherero languages 8.6%
Kavango languages 8.5%
Caprivi languages 4.8%
English (official) 3.4%
TYPE M SOUTH AFRICAN PLUG|
|Namibia banks list|
Namibia is located in southwestern Africa, neighboring Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana and South Africa to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It covers an area of more than 820,000 square kilometers and is located in the western part of the South African Plateau. Most areas of the whole area are at an altitude of 1000-1500 meters. The western coastal and eastern inland areas are deserts, and the northern is plains. Rich in mineral resources, known as the "strategic metal reserve", the main minerals include diamonds, uranium, copper, silver, etc., among which diamond production is well-known in the world. |
Namibia, the full name of the Republic of Namibia, is located in southwestern Africa, with Angola and Zambia in the north, Botswana and South Africa in the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The area is more than 820,000 square kilometers. Located in the western part of the South African plateau, most of the whole area is 1000-1500 meters above sea level. The western coastal and eastern inland areas are deserts, and the northern is plains. Mount Brand is 2,610 meters above sea level, which is the highest point in the whole country. The main rivers are Orange River, Kunene River and Okavango River. The tropical desert climate is mild throughout the year due to its high terrain, with little temperature difference. The annual average temperature is 18-22℃, and it is divided into four seasons: spring (September-November), summer (December-February), autumn (March to May) and winter (June-August).
Namibia was originally called Southwest Africa, and has been under colonial rule for a long time in history. From the 15th century to the 18th century, Namibia was successively invaded by colonists such as the Netherlands, Portugal, and Britain. In 1890, Germany occupied the entire territory of Namibia. In July 1915, South Africa occupied Namibia as a victorious country in World War I, and illegally annexed it in 1949. In August 1966, the UN General Assembly renamed Southwest Africa to Namibia in accordance with the wishes of the local people. In September 1978, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 435 on the independence of Namibia. With the support of the international community, Namibia finally won independence on March 21, 1990, becoming the last country on the African continent to gain national independence.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. The flag has two equal right-angled triangles on the upper left and lower right, blue and green. A red band with thin white sides on both sides runs diagonally from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. On the upper left corner of the flag, there is a golden sun emitting 12 rays. The sun symbolizes life and ability, gold yellow represents warmth and the country’s plains and deserts; blue symbolizes the sky, the Atlantic Ocean, marine resources and water and their importance; red symbolizes the people’s heroism and expresses the people’s determination to build an equal and beautiful The future; green represents the country's plants and agriculture; white symbolizes peace and unity.
The country is divided into 13 administrative regions. The population is 2.03 million (2005), the official language is English, Afrikaans (Afrikaans), German and Guangya are commonly used. 90% of residents believe in Christianity, and the rest believe in primitive religions.
Namibia is rich in mineral resources and is known as the "strategic metal reserve". The main minerals include diamonds, uranium, copper, silver, etc., among which diamond production is well-known in the world. The mining industry is the main pillar of its economy. 90% of the mineral products are exported, and the output value created by the mining industry accounts for nearly 20% of the GDP.
Namibia is rich in fishery resources. Its catch is among the top ten fish-producing countries in the world. It mainly produces cod and sardines, 90% of which are for export. The Namibian government prioritizes agriculture, and agriculture and animal husbandry have become one of the country’s pillar industries. The main food crops are corn, sorghum and millet. The livestock industry in Namibia is relatively developed, and its income accounts for 88% of the total income of agriculture and animal husbandry. In addition to the three pillar industries of mining, fisheries, and agriculture and animal husbandry, Namibia's tourism has developed rapidly in recent years, with output value accounting for about 7% of GDP. In 1997, Namibia became a member of the World Tourism Organization. In December 2005, Namibia became a self-funded tourist destination for Chinese citizens.