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Republic Of Namibia

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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$)

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