Situated on the southwestern coast of Africa, Namibia borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east.
Area: Namibia covers 825,418 sq km, about the same size as France and Germany combined or slightly more than half the size of Alaska..
Capital City: Windhoek
Population: Just over 2 million people live in Namibia.
Language: English (official language but the first language of only 7 % of the population). Afrikaans is actually the most common language spoken by Namibians, including about 60% of the white population. German is spoken by 32% of the population. Indigenous languages include Oshivambo, Herero and Nama.
Religion: Christian 80% to 90% (mostly Lutheran) and indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%.
Climate: Namibia has a desert climate, it is hot, dry and rainfall is very sparse and erratic. The coolest temperatures are found along the coast. The hottest months are December to March.
Currency: Namibian Dollar. The South African Rand is also legal tender.
Major Ethnic Groups: Owambo, Kwangali, Damara, Herero, Nama, San, Afrikaner, German, and others.
Since independence in 1991 Namibia has become a major African tourist destination - popular due to it's vast distances and tiny populations. Travelers enjoy the desert vistas of the Namib Desert and some of the best game viewing in the world at Etosha National Park.