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Fast Facts about Namibia

Size Namibia covers 824,292 square km (318,259 square miles).

Capital Windhoek.

Number of National Parks 20: Etosha, Kaudom, Mamili, Mudumu, Namib-Naukluft, and Waterberg National Parks, Ai-Ais & Fish River Canyon, and Skeleton Coast Park are among the most visited.

Number of Private Reserves There are almost 200 privately owned game reserves.

Population Slightly more than 2 million.

Big Five In Etosha you can see all of the Big Five.

Language English is the official language, but it's usually spoken as a second language. Afrikaans is spoken by many residents of various races, and there's a large population of German-speaking people. The most widely spoken indigenous languages are Kwanyama (a dialect of Owambo), Herero, and a number of Nama (San) dialects.

Time Namibia, like Botswana, is on CAST (Central African standard time), which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and seven hours ahead of North American Eastern Standard Time (six hours during eastern daylight saving time).

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