Largest Cities in Namibia
Facts about Namibia
Official languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Otjiherero
Area: 825,418 km²
Population: 2.1 million residents
Population density: 2.58 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .na
ISO codes: NA , NAM, 516
The prefix for Namibia is +264
Namibia is a country in southern Africa. The name of the state is derived from the Namib desert, which occupies the entire coastal area of the country. At first, the name was controversial because the choice of name did not want to upset any of the many Namibian tribes. In Namibia itself, “Südwest” is often used as an abbreviation for South West Africa (formerly German South West Africa), a name that many residents – white and black – associate with a sense of history and a sense of home. For the same political reasons, English was also chosen as the official language in 1990, which is spoken by barely more than seven percent of the black population, whereas a large number of blacks speak either Afrikaans or German.
Biggest Cities of Namibia by Population
|3||Walvis Bay, Namibia||52,169||-22.9575||14.5053|
|6||Katima Mulilo, Namibia||25,138||-17.5||24.2667|
Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. Around 450,000 people live in Windhoek. Windhoek is 1,600 meters above sea level and is surrounded by high mountains. Windhoek has a pleasant climate and the sun shines 300 days a year.
The city’s population is growing rapidly. Many people immigrate, especially from neighboring Angola, but then mostly end up in the city’s slums. Here people live in simple huts they built themselves. In addition to the slums, in which mostly the black population lives, there are also many districts for the wealthy citizens. There are magnificent villas here, often from the colonial era.