About Namibia




                   General Information

Population 2.5 Million (es. 2017)
Capital Windhoek
Population density in 2017 (per square kilometre) 3.1  (2nd least densly populated country in the world after Mongolia)
Regions 14
  Zambezi, Kavango East, Kavango West, Kunene, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana, Oshikoto, Omaheke. Otjozondjupa, Erongo, Khomas, Hardap, !Karas
Neighbouring Countries Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia
Government (based in Windhoek) Muliparty Democracy; every 5 year elections (last election: November 2014)
Legal system Mixed legal system based on Roman-Dutch Law
  Executive, legislature, judiciary 
President Dr. Hage Geinbob
Independence day 21 March 1990
Official Language English
Other spoken languages Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
Religion Christianity (80-90%)
Life expectancy 62 years (men), 63 years (women) (UN)
Main airport  Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport 




                     Economic Overview

GDP at current prices US $11.2 billion (2016)
Expected growth rate 5% in 2016
Inflation 3.3% (2015)
Repo rate 6.50 (2015)
GDP per capita US $5,668 (UN, 2015)
GDP growth rate ~ 5 percent 
Unemployment rate 28.1% (2014, NSA Labor Force survey report)
Ease of doing business 88th (9th place in Africa) 2014/2015
Global competitiveness index 85th (6th in Africa) – 2015/2016



                     Export & Import

Main exports Diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium, livestock, meat and animal products and beverages, ores and minerals, fish and fish products
-  Mining sector 11.5% of GDP / more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings
Main imports Cereal (50% of its requirements, however, import ban during certain periods of the year to project local farmers) petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals. 
Natural resources Diamonds, copper, uranium (4th largest producer in the world), gold, silver, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower, fish, suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore
Main export destinations  United Kingdom, South Africa, Angola, United States, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, China, DRC, Botswana and the Netherlands.
Main import countries South Africa, EU (Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom), United States, Japan and China
Import from NL US$ 97,500,000 (1.6% of total imports)