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Namibia

Namibia Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Angola Botswana (L) South Africa Zambia (L)

Definitions

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  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date First Sunday April 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date First Sunday September 2013
Full name The Republic of Namibia 2013
Independence day date March 21 1990
Land border length 3,936 km 2014 47th out of 200
National anthems Namibia, Land of the Brave 2011
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 2 2014 88th out of 171
Overview

Namibia, a large and sparsely populated country on Africa's south-west coast, has enjoyed stability since gaining independence in 1990 after a long struggle against rule by South Africa.

Germany took control of the area which it called South West Africa in the late 1800s. The discovery of diamonds in 1908 prompted an influx of Europeans. South Africa seized it during World War I and administered it under a League of Nations mandate.

Germany has apologised to Namibia for the colonial-era killings of thousands of members of the Herero ethnic group; their descendants have asked Berlin for financial compensation.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Namibia Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Namibia/Background