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Capital : Windhoek
Language :  English
Currency :  Namibian dollar
Population : 2 324 388
Area : 825 615 km2

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Namibia facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the first Sunday of April.

2. Over 281,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (133 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The national top-level domain is .na . There are over 3,490 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .na are google.com.na, republikein.com.na and bankwindhoek.com.na.

5. In this country there are more than 44,138 km of paved roads (0.07% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 112 airports, 19 of the paved surface.

7. In this country there are over 2 626 km of railway tracks.

8. The country has rich deposits of diamond, uranium and gold.

9. Political system – republic.

10. Full name of the country – Republic of Namibia.

11. The average temperature is 30 ° C in January (17 ° C at night), 20 ° C in July (7 ° C at night).


Geography in Namibia

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1. Dragon’s Breath in the Otjozondjupa region is the world’s largest underground lake with an area of ​​26,000 m².

2. The Namib Desert is considered the oldest in the world.

3. Namibia borders with such countries as: Angola 1,376 km, Botswana 1,360 km, South Africa 967 km, Zambia 233 km.

4. Etosha National Park is inhabited by the largest elephants in Africa, and black rhinoceroses, there are no African buffalo. It is one of the largest nature reserves in the world.

5. The country is 2.6 times bigger than Poland.

6.  The highest peak is Königstein in the Brandberg mountains, 2573 m above sea level.

7. In Namibia there are 388090 km2 of agricultural land (47% of the country’s area).

8. Windhoek is the highest city in the country.

9. 75122 km2 of the country is covered by forests (9.1%)

10. Namibia is the first country to consider environmental protection in its constitution.

11. The Fish River Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world, created 500 million years ago.

87. The nearest capital in a straight line from Windhoek is Gaborone (Botswana) – 928 km.

88. The furthest capital in a straight line from Windhoek is Majuro (Marshall Islands) – 16770 km.


Finance in Namibia

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1. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 37%, and for companies – 32% (2018).

2. The tax on goods and services is 15% (2018).

3. The level of inflation in 2018 is 4.5%.

4. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 13 070,000,000 (PLN 55,939,900,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 13,240,000,000 (PLN 56,667,000,000).

5. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 23.6% of GDP, which is about: $ 3 084 520 000 (PLN 13 201 745 600),
2018 year was 41.5 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 5 494 600 000 (PLN 23 516 888 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 2,600 (PLN 11,129).

6. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 5,993,000,000 .

7. The country has 2018 over year $2,083,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.014% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Namibia

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1. The tax-free amount is 60,000 ND.

2. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

3. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 80 to 120 km / h.

4. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

5. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

6. In this country there is no minimum wage set by the government.

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 37%, and for companies – 32% (2018).

8. The tax on goods and services is 15% (2018).

9. In Namibia, adulthood is reached at the age of 21.

10. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 21.

11. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 95 days.

12. The last death penalty was made in 1990.


Education in Namibia

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

3. The average IQ level is 74.

4. In this country there are 18.1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 382 467 people).


Work in Namibia

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1. The tax-free amount is 60,000 ND.

2. In this country there is no minimum wage set by the government.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 34% .

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 37%, and for companies – 32% (2018).

5. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 95 days.

6. The work week is 45 hours.


Best in Namibia

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

2. Dragon’s Breath in the Otjozondjupa region is the world’s largest underground lake with an area of ​​26,000 m².

3. The Namib Desert is considered the oldest in the world.

4. The country has the largest population of cheetahs. About 3,000 individuals.

5. Rossing Uranium Mine in the twentieth century was the largest uranium mine in the world.

6.  The highest peak is Königstein in the Brandberg mountains, 2573 m above sea level.

7. Windhoek is the highest city in the country.

8. 20 km from Grootfontein is the world’s largest meteorite, called Hoba. It is estimated that it fell 80,000 years ago. It weighs 50 tons, its chemical composition is 86% iron.

9. The lowest temperature: -10.5 °C was measured in Stampriet.

10. The highest temperature: 47.8 °C was measured in Noordoewer.


Army in Namibia

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1. Namibia ranks 126th in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

2. There are over 9,500 professional soldiers and 6000 reservists (2018).

3. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 10 tanks, 113 > armored vehicles, 31 jet aircraft and 8 helicopters.

4. The army was allocated in 2018 over 120,000,000 dollars.

5. The naval fleet consists of over 8 ships (2018).


Society in Namibia

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1. In Mongolia, an average person consumes about 6.9 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most beer is beer – 97%, then spirit – 0.7%, wine – 0.3%, and other alcoholic beverages – 2%.

3. In 2013, 400 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 19% of the population suffer from malnourishment (about 400,000 people).

5. 45.7% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 74.

7. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.5 years old.

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.2 children.

9. In this country over 470,000 (2015) 797 027 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 34% of the population).

10. Around 470,000 (2015) 570,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

11. The population density is 2.2 people / km².

12. Christian Religions in 90%, the main religion is Lutheranism, 31%.

14. The average age of people living in this country is 23.1 years old.

15. The country is around:
719 000 people (30.95%) in the age range 0-14 years.
1 501 000 people (64.56%) in the age range 15-64 years.
104,400 people (4.49%) over 65 years old.

16. In this country, about 46,000 children are born each year (2.0% of the population), and about 32 300 people die (1.4% of the population).

17. Namibia is one of the three countries in the world where men live longer than women. The other two are: Botswana and Swaziland.

18. 126 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

19. 32% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

20. The indigenous inhabitants of the country are the population of San, commonly called Bushmen. To date, about 35,000 have survived, but few of them practice traditional customs.

21. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 45 cigarettes a month.

22. The average life expectancy in this country is 61.1 years (women – 61.6 years and men – 60.4 years).


Symbols of Namibia

1. The national animal is an oryx antelope.

2. Motto of the country – “Unity, Freedom, Justice”.


Customs in Namibia

1. Women from the nomadic Himba tribe are all smeared with cow’s milk, plant extract, ash and ocher. Thanks to this, they protect the skin from insects.

2. They do not use water to wash or wash, instead, the body and clothes are incensed, protecting them from sun and drying.

History of Namibia

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1. Independence from South Africa was obtained on March 21, 1990.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1989.

3. He joined the United Nations on April 23, 1990.

4. Diogo Cao was the first European to reach Namibia. He accomplished this in 1485.


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What is the highest peak in Namibia?

The highest peak in Namibia is Konigstein (2573 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Namibia?

The largest river in Namibia is Oranje.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Namibia?

The largest lake in Namibia is Etosha (4.8 thousand km2 – about 130 km long and 50 km wide).

answer: Marta


Which Namibia has national colors?

National colors: blue, red, green, white and yellow.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is an oryx antelope.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Namibia?

Namibia borders with such countries as: Angola 1 376 km, Botswana 1 360 km, South Africa 967 km, Zambia 233 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 23.1 years.

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Namibia?

The population density is 3 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Unity, Freedom, Justice”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 47.8 ° C was measured in Noordoewer.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -10.5 ° C was measured in Stampriet.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta