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Namibia

Welcome to Namibia. With the Kalahari Desert on one side and the South Atlantic Ocean on the other, Namibia’s landscapes are as rich and varied as its people and culture. Because of its natural diversity, the country is home to some of the best-known national parks in the world. Begin your tour of Namibia now.

Official name: Republic of Namibia
 

Location: Southern Africa
 

Size: 318,261 square miles (824,292 square kilometers); slightly more than half the size of Alaska
 

Population: 2,198,406 (July 2014 estimate) 
 

Capital: Windhoek
 

Climate: Desert; hot and dry 
 

Languages: Oshiwambo, Nama/Damara, Afrikaans, English, other native languages
 

Currency: Namibian dollar
 

Products: Millet, sorghum, peanuts; diamonds, copper, gold
 

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