Interesting Namibia Facts

Namibia is a coastal country located in Southern Africa where it is bordered by Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean. It covers 824,268 km2 of land. The total population of Namibia is over 2,533,794.

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Namibia Fact File: Continent: Africa * Country Name(s): Namibia, Republic of Namibia * Location: Southern Africa * Bordering: Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean * Capital City: Windhoek * Size: 824,268 km2 * Estimated Population: over 2,533,794 * Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD) * Language(s): English * Country Code: +264

Interesting Namibia Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Namibia belongs to the continent of Africa, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Africa is the second largest continent in the world, it has 54 countries, stretches across a total area size of 30,370,000 km2 and forms 20.4% of the landmass of the world. Namibia is a coastal country that stretches across a total area of approximately 824,268 km2. It is the fifteenth biggest country on the continent of Africa.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this African country is more than 2,533,794 people. The majority of Namibia's inhabitants reside in Windhoek which is the country's most populous city. Namibia has an average population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 3 people per sq km. The estimated population of Africa is approximately 1,186,178,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the second largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
Namibia's capital city is called Windhoek. The names of other major cities situated in this country are Rundu, Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Swakopmund and Katima Mulilo.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following details provide a guide to Namibia's approximate border lengths:
Coastline 1,572 km, Angola 1,427 km, Botswana 1,544 km, South Africa 1,005 km, Zambia 244 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Namibia has a hot, arid desert climate with rare rainfall. The geography of Namibia is dominated by its deserts and areas of high elevation. The Kalahari Desert occupies its eastern region and the Namib Desert occupies its coastal region. The lowest point of Namibia is the Atlantic Ocean at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Konigstein on Brandberg at 2,573m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Namibia
Natural resources can be described as materials and substances found naturally occurring on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of natural resources present in an individual country depends on varying factors which are influenced by the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, have many natural resources, where as some other countries have limited to none. Three of the primary uses of natural resources are food, transport and construction. The following examples provide information on the everyday uses of natural resources: Fish occurs naturally in many bodies of water and can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into various fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests and used to construct houses and furniture. The natural resources found in Namibia include diamonds, copper, uranium, silver, gold, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower (water power) and fish.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
Many different languages are spoken in Namibia, with English being the country's offical language. Oshivambo languages dominate almost half of the population and include the Khoekhoe, Afrikaans, Herero and Kwangali languages.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The primary religion of Namibia is Christian at approximately 85% of the population, with the major religion being Lutheran. Around 10% belong to indigenous religions. The remaining population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Namibia
Every country has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, symbols, emblems, mottos, songs, anthems and colors are used by countries across the world to represent national pride and identity. These national symbols are formed through the unique history of a nation and are symbolic of both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, songs, mottos and colors reflect the past, present and future hopes of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a nation such as wildlife, plants, geographical features, crops, tools of agriculture, and tools of war. The following facts depict some of the national symbols, songs and colors that are important to Namibia:

  • National symbol(s): oryx (antelope)

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

  • National Anthem/Song: Namibia, Land of the Brave

  • National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 21 March (1990)

  • National Motto(s): Unity, liberty, justice

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