Namibia

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About Namibia

Namibia, officially known as Republic of Namibia is a country in southwest Africa alongside the Namib Desert. The country is home to diverse wildlife. Namibia is one of the very few German colonies in the world before it was taken over by South Africa during the World War I. Hence Namibia’s economy is tied closely to that of South Africa.

Namibia’s economy is based on mining, agriculture & livestock, manufacturing and tourism. It has a highly developed banking structure and us a technologically advance country.

Mining in Namibia includes Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Uranium and Base metals.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityWindhoek
Government TypeUnitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans, German, Otjiherero.
CurrencyNamibian dollar, NAD South African rand, ZAR
Phone Code +264
Important CitiesRundu, Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Swakopmund, Katima Mulilo, Grootfontein, Rehoboth, Otjiwarongo, Okahandja
National DayIndependence Day (21st Mar)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking104 (Medium)
Primary Industriesmeatpacking, fish processing, dairy products, pasta, beverages; mining (diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper)
Major Exportsdiamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; cattle, white fish and mollusks
Major Exports to IndiaWood, Textiles and Clothing, Hides and skins, Machinery and Electricals, Minerals, Chemicals, Metals, Stone and Glass, Raw materials
Major Importsfoodstuffs; petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Raw materials, Metals, Textiles and Clothing, Wood, Stone and Glass, Minerals, Hides and skins
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Bilateral trade and investments
Bordering NationsAngola, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa(PMAESA), Southern African Customs Union(SACU), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone(ZPCAS)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mr. Prashant Agrawal
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
97, Nelson Mandela Avenue, Klein Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
Email: hc.windhoek@mea.gov.in 
Phone: 264 - 61- 226037, 228433
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr Gabriel Pandureni Sinimbo
Honorable High Commissioner
Honorable High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia
C-110, Anand Niketan, New Delhi, India.
Email: nam@nhcdelhi.com
Phone: +91 11 26140389, 26140890, 26144772