Independence Year : 1990
Population : 1726000
Life Expectancy : 42.5
Capital : 2726
GNP : 3101.00
GNP Old : 3384.00
Local Name : Namibia
Government Form : Republic
Location : West Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa.
Terrain : Varies from coastal desert to semiarid mountains and plateau.
Climate : hot, varies from hyper-arid and semi-arid to subtropical
Ethnic Group : Black 87%; white 6%; mixed race 7%. About 50% of the population belong to Ovambo ethnic group, and 9% to the Kavango ethnic group. Other ethnic groups are: Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, San 3%, Baster 2%, and Tswana 0.5%.
Religions : Predominantly Christian; 10% indigenous beliefs.
Official Website : www.grnnet.gov.na
Genral Information - Namibia
South Africa occupied the German colony of Süd-West Afrika during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II when it annexed the territory.
In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that was soon named Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Independence came in 1990.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)