Namibia (Republic of Namibia, Republiek van Namibië)
A State in South Africa, a 100 percent African exotica цшер large number of sunny days per year, very rich flora and fauna, unusual "lunar" landscapes, a wide range of sufficiently high quality hotelsб lodges and campgrounds, just perfect conditions for outdoor activities - all this makes Namibia an incredibly popular tourist destination in Africa. Popular tourist centers of the country are the Namib desert, national parks, the Skeleton Coast. The main types of the country's tourism - beach vacation, ecotourism, fishing, safari, hiking.
The location, grounds and landscape
In the north borders with Angola and Zambia, in the east - with Botswana, in the south-east and south - with South Africa. From the west it is washed by the Atlantic Ocean.
The country's territory is 824.3 thousand km².
The main part of Namibia constitute hills, that are occupying the center of the country. Here is located the highest point (Mount Königstein (Brandberg), 2606 m). From the west, central plateau is limited by Namib desert, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, in the south - by the Orange River and in the east - 20 m and 21 degree east longitude of Kalahari Desert. Caprivi Strip and the extreme north of the country are occupied by the jungle.
Population: over 2 million 350 thousand people.
Capital: Windhoek (germ. Windhuk, population - 335 thousand people).
Biggest cities: Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Oshakati, Grootfontein, Keetmanshoop, Tsumeb, Gobabis.
Languages: Afrikaans (knows the majority of the population), German (knows 32% of the population), English (official language, knows only 7% of the population), Ndong or Oshiwambo, Herero, Nama or Damara.
Religion: more than 90% of the Namibia citizens identify themselves as Christians. Most of the Christians belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN). Second place among Christian denominations takes Catholicism.
Time zone: UTC +1.
Calling code: +264.
Currency: Namibian dollar. 1 Namibian dollar is equal to 100 cents. In circulation there are denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Namibian dollars and coins of 1 and 5 Namibian dollars and at 5, 10 and 50 cents. Rates 1.00 USD ≅ 10.23. NAD, 1.00 EUR ≅ NAD.
Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard. Cashless payment services developed in large hotels, shops and restaurants in most cities of Namibia.