Namibia, officially known as the Republic of Namibia and nicknamed “The Land of the Brave,” is located in southern Africa and borders the South Atlantic Ocean. With a low population density, it’s one of the most sparsely populated countries throughout the world.
In 1990, Namibia gained independence and now has a presidential republic government with a democratic constitution. After independence, the Ovambo people became the primary residents and the language they speak, Oshiwambo, became the most commonly spoken language in Namibia. Along with Oshiwambo, there are nearly 30 languages in Namibia, including English, Afrikaans, German, and Herero.
As of 2016, the unemployment rate in Namibia is 34 percent, and as of 2010, 28.7 percent of the population is below the poverty line. Top industries within Namibia include meatpacking, mining, and fish processing. Among the most common agricultural products are millet, peanuts, livestock, and fish. Namibia is also famous for having some of the record highest sand dunes and the second largest canyon, the Fish River Canyon.
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