Exports - commodities: Diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; cattle, white fish and mollusks Exports partners: South Africa (27% of total), United Kingdom (17%), USA, Angola, Netherlands and Spain.Imports - commodities: foodstuffs; petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals Imports partners: South Africa, Switzerland, China, United Kingdom, Germany, Botswana.Mining accounts for 11.5% of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings.Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds.
(in German) The Namibian Newspaper Namibia's independent daily newspaper (in English and Oshiwambo).
Geography: Location: West Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa. mi.) Terrain: Varies from coastal desert to semiarid mountains and plateau.
Highest point: Konigstein 2 606 m Climate: hot, varies from hyper-arid and semi-arid to subtropical. Population: 2.1 million (2011, UN estimate) Ethnic groups: Black 87%; white 6%; mixed race 7%.
Political Map of Africa The 54 countries of Africa. Windhoek, view of Parliament Gardens from the steps of the Tintenpalast (German for "Ink Palace"), seat of the Parliament of Namibia.
Christ Church (Christus Kirche), Windhoek's historic landmarkin background.
In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that was soon named Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Official Name: Republic of Namibia short form: Namibia formerly: German Southwest Africa, South West Africa (SWA) ISO Country Code: na Time: Local Time = UTC 1 in Summer (September to April) 2h Actual Time: Country Calling Code: 264 Capital City: Windhoek (pop.