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Namibia

Facts and stats about Namibia

2.18 million

Population. Ranked 142nd in 2013.

$5,785.75

GDP per capita. Ranked 83th in 2012.

Borders

Angola 1,376 km, Botswana 1,360 km, South Africa 967 km, Zambia 233 km
Largest city Windhoek - 161,000
Capital city Windhoek - 161,000
Major language English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit Namibian dollar ; South African rand
Alternative names Republic of Namibia, Namibia
Groups Christian countries, Former British colonies, Sparsely populated countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Namibia

Namibia ranked first for age structure > 15-24 years amongst Christian countries in 2013.
Namibia ranked first for area > land > per capita amongst Former British colonies in 2008.
Namibia ranked first for labor force amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
Namibia ranked second for secondary school starting age > years globally in 2012.
Namibia ranked first for diseases > incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2012.
Namibia has had the highest maritime claims > contiguous zone since 2010.
Namibia has ranked in the top 2 for population, total per 1000 since 1961.

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I want to comment on issues related to Statistics and Databases being administered by foreigners as it seem that they use methods not relevant to our country. e.g. using a method of collecting data of unemployed youth needing financial assistance under the said title, might not be relevant in an Agricultural means of survival. Those said group might be financially sustainable due to income generated from their produce even when the market might be undermined by most foreigners. Herds of cattle feeds many and a figure estimating how many people can survive from it will be of no relevance. Please encourage Namibians to be involved in rendering such services; as some issues need country's history to reflect a reliable statistical representation.

Posted on 19 Nov 2010

Timothy

Timothy

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