Arid and with sparse vegetation, Namibia is a land of breathtaking beauty and splendour. In this second least densely populated country in the world, travellers can explore the deep ravines of the Fish River Canyon, the timeless beauty of the Namib Desert and the vibrant, friendly towns and cities.
National Day: 21 March 1990
Airport: Chief Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek and Walvis Bay
Main Languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Oshiwambo
Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola
Time zone: GMT +1
Size: 824 116 km2
Population: 2 065 million (2008)
Economy: Mining, tourism, agriculture, and fishery are the main sectors.
Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD), linked to South African Rand (ZAR)
Climate: The driest in Africa. An average summer temperature of 30 0C, which drops to 20C in winter.
Places to see: Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund, Lüderitz, Etosha National Park, Windhoek
Tourism investment opportunities: The Waterfront Development in Katima Mulilo, Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area
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