Facts and Figures

Country: Republic of Namibia

Population: 2.3 million (UN, 2010 estimate)

Capital: Windhoek

Area: 824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles)

Main languages: English, local languages (e.g. Oshivambo, Otjiherero), Afrikaans, German

Main religions: Christianity

Life expectancy: 57 (WHO, 2009)

Literacy rate: Adult [15+] 88.5%, Youth [15-24] 93% (UNESCO, 2006)

Urban population (% of total): 37% (UN, 2009)

Population under 18 years: 952,000 (UN, 2009)

Child mortality: 47 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2009)

Child nutrition: 17.5% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2000-2009)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 120,000 (UNICEF, 2009)

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