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Capital:
Windhoek
Government:
Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Hage Geingob
Economy:
  • Heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export.
  • Mining accounts for 8% of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings.
  • Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds.
  • World’s fourth-largest producer of uranium.
Population:
2,630,073 (2020) (142nd)
Land Size:
824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Ovambo: 50%
  • Kavango: 9%
  • Herero: 7%
  • Damara: 7%
  • White: 6%
  • Mixed: 6.5%
  • Nama: 5%
  • Other: 9.5%
Religions:
  • Christianity: 80-90%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 10-20%
Languages(s):
  • Oshivambo
  • Herero
  • Nama
  • English (official)
  • Afrikaans
  • German