Republic Of Namibia
Capital city: Windhoek
Area: 824268 square km
National day: 21 March (Independence Day)
Independence: 21 March 1990 Former German colony administered by South Africa from 1915 -1989. Joint South African and United Nations administration 1989 - 1990.
Population: 1.7 million as of 2000
Leader: Sam Nujoma born 1929. President since 1990, re-elected in December 1994.
Language: English (official), Afrikaans, German, Khoekhoe (Nama), Herero and Ovango, Kavango and Caprivian languages.
Currency: Namibian dollars (N$)