NAMIBIA

Namibia   " The land of contrast "                                       



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Official name: The Republic of Namibia
Capital: Windhoek
Parliament:  National Assembly   72 seats; National Council 26 seats.
National day: 21 March  ( Independence day 1990 ).
National Anthem:
Namibia, Land of the brave.
Motto: Unity,
Liberty, Justice.
Administrative areas: 13 Regions.
Language:  English  ( Official ) ; Afrikaans, German; Indigenous languages.
Currency:  1 Namibian dollar ( NAD ) = 100 Cents.
Denominations:
Notes 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 NAD
Coins     1, 5 and 10  NAD   ;  5, 10 and 50 Cents.
Population: 2,000,000
Ethnic groups: 50 % Ovambo; 10 % Kavango; 7 %  European ( Afrikaans, English, German );   7 % Herero; 7 %  Damara; 5 %   Nama.
Religion: 48 % Protestant; 20 % Roman Catholic; 11 % African Christian; 6 % Traditional.
Rivers :
Orange, Swakop, Ugab, Okavango and many seasonal rivers.
Lakes: Etosha Pan.
Airports: 136 ( with 21 paved runways ).
Roads: 66,468 km ( 9,700 km paved roads ).
Railways: 2,390 km.

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