Brief presentation of the country

  • Posted on: 26 November 2010
  • By: admin

Namibia, is a country of vast space ranging from forest to deserts. It is situated at the south-western coast of Africa. It neighbors South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and got its independence in 1990.

Namibia is not only divers in its landscape that ranges from sea to sand dunes, but also in its culture - with 11 ethnic groups. The following information has been sourced from the [Namibia Population and Housing Census→ http://www.npc.gov.na/census/] (2001).

The 2001 Census is the second post-independence census; the first one had been undertaken in 1991.

Namibia’s Key Census Indicators, 2001 and 1991

 

Population Size 2001 1991
Total 1 830 330 1 409 920
Females 942 572 723 593
Males 887 721 686 327
Growth Rate 2.6 3.1
In Urban/Rural, percent    
Urban areas 33 28
Rural areas 67 72
Area:In square kilometres 824 116 823 144
Population density    
Persons per sq. km. 2.1 1.7
Literacy rate, 15+years,percent 81 76
Labour force, 15+years, percent    
In labour force 54 58
Employed 69 81
Unemployed 31 19
Central Banks: 

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