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Republic of Namibia
Name in national languages
Motto: "Unity, Liberty, Justice"
Anthem: "Namibia, Land of the Brave"
Namibia (orthographic projection).svg
Location Namibia AU Africa.svg
and largest city
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
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic[10]
• President
Hage Geingob
Nangolo Mbumba
Saara Kuugongelwa
Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
Peter Shivute
National Council
National Assembly
Independence from South Africa
9 February 1990
• Independence
21 March 1990
• Total
825,615 km2 (318,772 sq mi) (34th)
• Water (%)
• 2020 estimate
2,550,226 (140th)
• 2011 census
• Density
3.2/km2 (8.3/sq mi) (235th)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
$26.644 billion[12]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
$12.791 billion[12]
• Per capita
Gini (2015)59.1[13]
HDI (2019)Increase 0.646[14]
medium · 130th
CurrencyNamibian dollar
South African rand (ZAR)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+264
ISO 3166 codeNA
Internet TLD.na


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.