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WOLWEDANS - NAMÍBIA - Photo by Rui Ornela - CC-BY

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Resources and links about Namibia

Population 2002................................................1,820,916
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 4,500
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 8.1
Unemployment.....................................................................35%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.6
Labor force (%) ....... 2.2
Total Area...................................................................318,261 sq. mi. Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 38
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 56
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).........................................65
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................26
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 60
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................62

  Go to Namibia Capital - Windhoek City Profile - To Namibia History

African Studies Center | Namibia Page __ Annotated directory of links to resources about Namibia. - From upenn.edu - http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Country_Specific/Namibia.html

Background Note: Namibia __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5472.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Namibia __ You will find a map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. - From CIA - https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/wa.html

Country Profile: Namibia __ You will find an overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1063245.stm


 
Diamonds dominate Namibia's economy __ Learn how diamonds and other minerals effect the economy of Namibia. "Diamonds dominate Namibia's economy. Namibia's economy is heavily dependent on mining, which contributed an average 21.5 per cent annually to GDP in 1991-95 ..." - From United Nations - http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/subjindx/124diam.htm

Doing Business in Namibia __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=135

Economy of Namibia __ "The economy of Namibia is heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export. Mining accounts for 20% of GDP. Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds. Namibia is the fourth-largest exporter of nonfuel minerals in Africa, the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium, and the producer of large quantities of lead, zinc, tin, silver, and tungsten." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Namibia   



Ethnologue report of Namibia __ Learn about the living languages used in Namibia. - From ethnologue.com - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Namibia

History of Namibia __ "The history of Namibia has passed through several distinct stages, and Namibia has really only existed as a modern state since South Africa relinquished control of the country in 1989." - An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Namibia

Map of namibia and namibia map and information page __ An atlas style entry with maps and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/na.htm

Namibia __ "Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia


 
Namibia Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Namibia - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Namibia Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." This and more. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/namibia_geography.html

Namibia: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blnamibia.htm

Namibia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ "It is for the most part a portion of the high plateau of southern Africa, with a general elevation of from 3,000 to 4,000 ft." Information such as geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107812.html

Namibia Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Namibia. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Namibia/

Namibia Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/namibia

Namibia Travel Information __ "Wedged between the Kalahari and the chilly South Atlantic, Namibia has deserts, seascapes, bushwalking and boundlessness. Blessed with rich natural resources, a solid modern infrastructure and diverse traditional cultures, it is a beautiful country of vast potential." This and much more. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/africa/namibia/ 



Namibia Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/namibia/

The Namibian Newspaper - News & Views From Namibia __ Daily national news coverage from the newspaper, daily news updates, technology news, sports, reviews. - illustrated - From namibian.com.na - http://www.namibian.com.na/

pictures of Namibia at picturesofplaces.com - namibia pictures ... __ Namibia pictures including the Namib Desert, Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon, Brandberg, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Giants Playground, Etosha, and more! - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Africa/namibia.html 


 

 

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