Area: 824 268 km2
Independence: March 21, 1990
Powers between the executive, legislative and judicial secular state with religious freedom (90% Christian)
Press freedom and freedom
Approximately 2.2 million inhabitants
Density: 2.2 inhabitants per km2
Windhoek 240 000 inhabitants (15% of total population)
Official language: English
13 ethnic groups
16 languages and dialects
Illiteracy rate: 8%
A doctor for every 3 650 inhabitants
Windhoek: Two private hospitals
Doctors at an international level
Medical emergency around the clock
Life expectancy: 56 years
Growth rate: 2.9%
1 450 schools
94% of children attend school
Languages: English (official); German; Afrikaans; and the ethnic languages
450 km tarred road 5
37,000 km of gravel road
Major ports: Walvis Bay and Lüderitz
Airports: Outside Windhoek - Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek City - Eros Airport
Rail Network: 2382 km narrow gauge
6.2 telephone lines per 100 inhabitants
Direct dial possible in 221 countries
Mobile System: GSM
Agreements with 117 countries / 255 networks
Postal traffic is connected to the Universal Postal Union
More than 50 countries maintain a consulate or an embassy in Windhoek.
You get more precise information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting) Tel (+264 61) 282 9111
Nature reserves: 15% of the area of Namibia (105,559 km2)
Highest mountain: Brand Berg 2 579 m
More striking mountains: Spitzkoppe 1728 m and 1 584 m, Moltkeblick 2 480 m, 349 m Gamsberg 2
Rivers: Oranje - south border to South Africa, Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando / Linyanti / Chobe - northern border flows to Angola, Zambia and Botswana
Periodically flowing river (among others): Fish River, Kuiseb, Swakop and Ugab
14 vegetation zones
120 tree species
200 Endemic, native only in Namibia plant species
100 lichen species
Living Plant from the past: Welwitschia mirabilis
Main branches: mining, fishing, tourism and agriculture
Largest employer: Agriculture 46%
Sector with the greatest growth: tourism
Mining diamonds, uranium, copper, lead, zinc, magnesium, cadmium, arsenic, pyrite, silver and gold, lithium minerals, rocks such as granite, marble, blue sodalite and many semi-precious stones.
Gross domestic product per capita: N $ 11 736
Large wild: elephants, lions, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, antelope
20 antelope species
240 species of mammals (including 14 endemic)
250 reptile species
50 frog species
± 630 species of birds
Endemic birds: Namibschnäpper, Damara Felsenspringer, Damaraseeschwalbe, African Fish Eagle, Monteiro
You can travel to Namibia through the entire year. Between November and March, we have summer and it may rain. Thus, one does not see much wildlife or in the Etosha National Park. In addition, it is also much too warm for the Europeans. The best time to travel in Namibia is between April and October as it is winter with us. Here you have the ability to sift through a lot of wildlife in the Etosha National Park as well as in the parks in the Caprivi and Botswana.
In Namibia there are two currencies in circulation, namely the Namibian Dollar and the Rand from South Africa. The edge is 1: 1 to the Namibian Dollar. But you can not pay with the Namibia Dollar in South Africa.
You can pay via Master and Visa here. Money can be exchanged, but it would be best only to exchange euros in Namibia since costs will be deducted at a minimum.
With every journey you undertake to Namibia, make sure to have the following:
A windbreaker, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, Mosquito medium - but you can get on site, enough memory cards and battery for your Camera, a flexible travel bag - which you can store very well in the car, good sunglasses ...
Clothing: In Namibia it can to come to sub-zero temperatures in the winter. The nights are very cold and then it can be a bit warmer during the day. Please pack accordingly.
Most places where you have two overnight stays, you can wash your clothes. This allows you to travel more easily.
Hope to see you soon