Namibia Travel Information

  • Time Difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
  • Capital City: Windhoek
  • Airports: 19
  • Travel Climate: Namibia’s climate is typical of a semi-desert and high plateau country, with hot days and cool nights. In mid-summer (December–February),...
  • Area Comparative: slightly more than half the size of Alaska
  • Travel Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD); South African rand (ZAR)
  • Languages: English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%,...
  • Ethnic Groups: black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 21 March (1990)
  • Inflation Rate: 4.6%
  • Geographic Coordinates: 22 00 S, 17 00 E
  • Location: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa
  • Terrain: mostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east

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