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Namibia Introduction




Namibia
is a country in southwestern Africa. It was formerly named South West Africa. Namibia covers 823,168 square kilometres.

Windhoek is the capital and largest city in Namibia.

A Short 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 group launched a war of independence for the area that was soon named Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Independence came in 1990.

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Topography of Namibia - Read more about the geography and topography of Namibia

History of Namibia - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Namibia

Life & People of Namibia - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Namibia

Local Cuisine of Namibia - Find out delicious local cuisines of Namibia

Holidays in Namibia - Check out a list of the local holidays in Namibia

Festivals in Namibia - Learn about the festivals in Namibia

Embassies of Namibia - Provides an Embassy database for Namibia

Administration facts of Namibia - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Namibia

Newstands in Namibia - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Namibia

Attractions in Namibia - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Namibia

Maps of Namibia - Discover a detailed map of Namibia

Map Database of Namibia - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Namibia

Flags of Namibia - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Namibia. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Namibia - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Namibia

Shopping in Namibia - Find out the best places for shopping in Namibia

Restaurants in Namibia - Browse a list of eat-outs in Namibia

Geography of Namibia - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Namibia

People of Namibia - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Namibia

Government and Politics in Namibia - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Namibia.

Economy of Namibia - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Namibia

Communications in Namibia - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Namibia

Transportation in Namibia - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Namibia

Military of Namibia - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Namibia

Transnational Issues of Namibia - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Namibia

1Up Info - Namibia Political Geography - Encyclopedia resource provides information on the country along with its cities.


 





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