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Area: 824 268 km2 

Capital: Windhoek 

Independence: March 21, 1990 

Multiparty system 

Democratic Constitution 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

13 regions

Windhoek 240 000 inhabitants (15% of total population)

Official language: English 13 ethnic groups 16 languages ​​and dialects

Illiteracy rate: 8%

Social infrastructure

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

Runways: 46

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

Foreign Missions

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

Travel time

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.

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