flag Namibia Namibia: Statistical Overview

Capital: Windhoek


Total Population: 2,567,012
Natural Increase: 1.4%
Density: 3 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 54.0%
Ethnic Origins: There is no official national data on ethnic groups in Namibia. The population consists mainly of people of African descent, with a majority belonging to the Owambo tribe. Minorities in the population include European descendants and mixed African and European people.
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Oshiwambo, Nama, Afrikaans, German. (Afrikaans and German are recognised as minority languages).
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), Indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%.
Literacy Rate: 85.0%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD)

Country Overview

Area: 824,290 km²
Type of State: Namibia is a presidential republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
Very open market economy; mining is the dominant sector.
HDI*: 0.628/1
HDI (World Rank): 126/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Namibia, dial 00
To call Namibia, dial +264
Internet Suffix: .na
Computers: 24.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 7.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 12.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 47.26% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 8,2898,0866,82310,9927,905
Exports of Goods (million USD) 7,4886,2565,6007,2646,339
Imports of Services (million USD) 604627747854854
Exports of Services (million USD) 762702684674925

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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