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Where is Namibia? Namibia is in southern Africa, the border on the west is the Atlantic Ocean. It has Angola and Zambia the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south and east.
History of Namibia Its name comes from the Namib Desert, which is thought to be the oldest desert in the world. South Africa occupied Namibia in 1915, after defeating the Germans. It achieved independence in 1990.
Namibian Culture • The Namibian culture groups include the Kavango, Damara, Nama, Herero • Smaller culture groups include Mafwe, Masubia, Basters, etc.
Population Status • Population: 2.3 Million • Average Annual Growth Rate: 2.6% • Religions: 80+% Christian, 10% Indigenous Religions, Muslim and Jewish Minorities • Languages: English (Official Language), Afrikaans, Oshivambo, German, Herero, etc. • Literacy Rate: 88% (Adults) • Education: Years to 16-Compulsory • People Living with HIV/AIDS: Over 15%
Government Status • Type of Government: Republic • Independence: March 21, 1990 • Registered Parties: South West Africa People’s Organization, Democratic Turnhalle Alliance, United Democratic Front of Namibia, Congress of Democrats, Republican Party, National Unity Democratic Organization, and lots more
Economy Status • GDP (2009): 9.4 Billion • Annual Growth Rate: 1% • Per Capita: $US4,338 • Natural Resources: Diamonds, Uranium, Zinc, Copper, other • Major Trading Partners: South Africa, Angola, European Union, USA, Canada, China, India
Major Officials • President: HifikepunyePohamba • Prime Minister: NahasAngula • Deputy Prime Minister: Marco Hausiku • National Assembly Speaker: Theo-Ben Gurirab • National Council Chairperson: Asser Kapere
Bibliography • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia • http://www.google.co.nz/search?gcx=c&q=freedom&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=767&bih=737 • http://www.my-beautiful-namibia.com/namibia-culture.html • http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5472.htm#profile