Population: 1,797,677

Languages: English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages: Oshivambo, Herero, Nama

Background: South Africa occupied the German colony of Sud-West Afrika during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II when it annexed the territory. In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla...

Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD, No information), South African Rand (ZAR, ZAR (11.96 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.


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Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Namibia
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Namibia
 · BBC Country profile: Namibia