Key Country Facts
Namibia is home to Skeleton Coast National Park. Due to its dense fog along the coast, sailors have been known to be cursed upon nearing its shores and ending up shipwrecked!
Namib Desert, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei
Major exports of Namibia include diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium, cattle and white fish.
The capital of Namibia is Windhoek. There are approximately 2,436,469 people living here. Namibia has 13 recognized languages, including 10 indigenous African languages and 3 Indo-European languages. Oshivambo languages comprise the majority of the indigenous languages while Afrikaans is one such widely spoken Indo-European language. The majority of Namibians practice Christianity. The time zone is 5 hour ahead of EST.
Namibia is known for its Namib Desert, stretch nearly 1000 km long. One part of the desert known as Sossusvlei has tall sand dunes that shift colors at the sunrise and sunset! Nature lovers will also enjoy Fish River Canyon, one of the largest in the world. Here one can go hiking, river rafting, camping, or just stargaze at the beautiful desert skyline!