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Republic of Namibia

Name in national languages
Motto: "Unity, Liberty, Justice"
Namibia (orthographic projection).svg
Location Namibia AU Africa.svg
Capital
and largest city
Windhoek
22°34′S 17°5′E / 22.567°S 17.083°E / -22.567; 17.083
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languages
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
(2014)
Religion
(2013)[9]
Demonym(s)Namibian
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic[10][11]
• President
Hage Geingob
Nangolo Mbumba
Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
Peter Shivute
LegislatureParliament
National Council
National Assembly
Independence from South Africa
9 February 1990
• Independence
21 March 1990
Area
• Total
825,615 km2 (318,772 sq mi) (34th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2020 estimate
2,550,226 (140th)
• 2011 census
2,113,077[12]
• Density
3.2/km2 (8.3/sq mi) (235th)
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
$23.855 billion[13]
• Per capita
$9,542[13]
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$10.927 billion[13]
• Per capita
$4,371[13]
Gini (2015)59.1[14]
high
HDI (2019)Increase 0.646[15]
medium · 130th
CurrencyNamibian dollar
(NAD)
South African rand (ZAR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+264
ISO 3166 codeNA
Internet TLD.na

Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean; it shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of the Botswanan right bank of the Zambezi River separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU) and the Commonwealth of Nations.