Introduction

Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa, where unforgettable moments await you in the varied nature of the country and in the pleasant Namibian towns. The country is characterized by deserts, national parks, the Atlantic Ocean and by an interesting colonial history that has left elegant architectural heritage.

The capital of Windhoek is a modern city where well-preserved buildings from not least the German colonial period stand among the many newer constructions from the time during South Africa rule and as an independent country from 1990. It provides an interesting historical cocktail of architecture and buildings, which forms a very nice and elegant overall impression.

In the provinces of Namibia you can visit several cities such as Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Lüderitz. They are all on located on the Atlantic coast and all have some old buildings that testify to the history of cities and the country.

Namibia's nature has a lot to offer. To the west is the country's famous dune landscapes and the Namibian Desert, while the vast area of ​​Kalahari spreads to the east and extends into Botswana. To the north is Etosha, one of Africa's most famous national parks with rich and abundant wildlife.

Biggest cities
  • Windhoek: 325,858
  • Rundu: 63,431
  • Walvis Bay: 62,096
  • Swakopmund: 44,725
  • Oshakati: 36,541
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Holidays
  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • March 21: Independence Day
  • Date varies: Good Friday
  • Date varies: Easter
  • Date varies: Easter Monday
  • May 1: May Day
  • May 4: Cassinga Day
  • Date varies: Ascension Day
  • May 25: Africa Day
  • August 26: Heroes' Day
  • December 10: Human Rights Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26: Day of Goodwill
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Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia

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Practical info
  • Official name: Republic of Namibia
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • National anthem: Namibia, Land of the Brave
  • Language: English
  • Population: 2,606,971 (2017)
  • Primary religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD)
  • Drives in: Left side
  • Domain: .na
  • Phone code: +264
  • Time Zone: CAST (UTC + 2)
  • Power and plugs: 220 V / 50 Hz, plug type D, M
Geography
  • Area: 825,615 km² / 318,772 sq mi
  • Highest point: Königstein, 2,606 m / 8.550 feet
  • Longest river: Zambezi, 2,574 km / 1,599 mi
  • Largest lake: Guineas, 0.01 km² / 0.004 sq mi
  • Largest island: Impalila, 17.8 km² / 6.9 sq mi
  • Boundaries: North: Angola, Zambia. South: South Africa. East: Botswana. West: Atlantic Ocean.
Celebrities
  • Samuel Nujoma: President, 1929-
  • Frankie Fredericks: Track and field athlete, 1967-