Namibia Some Facts About the Country

Officially called the Republic of Namibia, this country is located in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast. It shares borders with Angola, and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990 and its capital city is Windhoek. It is the thirty-fourth largest country in the world making it about half the size of the US state of Alaska. After Mongolia, Namibia is the least densely populated country in the world with only 2.5 persons per km². A remarkable strip of land in the northeast, known as the Caprivi Strip is the vestige of a narrow corridor demarcated for the German Empire to access the Zambezi River. Half of all Namibians speak Oshiwambo (Ovambo) as their first language, whereas the most widely understood language is Afrikaans. Among the younger generation, the most widely understood language is English. Both Afrikaans and English are used primarily as a second language reserved for public sphere communication, but small first language groups exist throughout the country. While the official language is English, most of the white population speaks either Afrikaans or German, both official languages until 1990 when Namibia became independent. Portuguese is spoken by blacks and whites from Angola.
Christianity is the major religion, with the Lutheran Church being the largest then followed by the Roman Catholic.

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