Namibia 2003

Namibia Border Map

In 2003, Namibia was a large country located in Southern Africa. It had a population of around 2 million people, primarily speaking English and several local languages. According to computergees, the capital city was Windhoek, which is home to the Government Palace and several other important government buildings and monuments. The economy relied heavily on its agricultural sector with diamonds being the main export item. Tourism was also popular due to its stunning coastline, vibrant culture and historical sites such as Fish River Canyon. In addition to its natural beauty, Namibia had a rich cultural heritage with traditional music, cuisine and art that blended African influences with those from Germany and South Africa. Despite its many challenges including poverty and political unrest in 2003, Namibia remained a vibrant country that held great promise for its future generations.

Yearbook 2003

Namibia. After several years of delay, in October, the trial of 121 people charged with participating in a separatist uprising in the Caprivi Strip in northeast Namibia began in 1999.


Inflation rate 6.10%
Unemployment rate 34%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 26,600,000,000
GDP growth rate -0.80%
GDP per capita $ 11,200
GDP by sector
Agriculture 6.70%
Industry 26.30%
Service 67.00%
State budget
Revenue 2.396 billion
Expenditure 2.26 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line 28.7%
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 53
Lower 10% 1.1
Industrial production growth rate 4.60%
Investment volume 23.5% of GDP
National debt 41.30% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves $ 1,949,000,000
Tourism 2013
Number of visitors 1,176,000
Revenue $ 517,000,000


According to, Namibia Independence Day is March 21. About 16 people were killed before the armed uprising was defeated by the military. During the long detention period, which has been criticized by human rights groups, eleven suspected members of the Caprivi Liberation Army have died. Many of the suspects have sued the Namibian state for torture and for being arrested illegally in other countries.

Black farmers ‘plans to occupy large farms owned by whites, following a Zimbabwean model, were canceled in November following a settlement with the landowners’ interest organization, after the farm workers were promised better working conditions. The approximately 4,000 white farmers who own almost half of N’s arable land are subject to ever-increasing pressure from the state to sell their farms.

Namibia Border Map

Republic of Namibia Brief Guide

According to AbbreviationFinder, The Republic of Namibia, or Namibia, is a state in Southwest Africa. The obsolete name Amboma (Ovamboland in English and German) has mainly concerned only the territory of the Ovambo tribe, which lived in northern Namibia.

Namibia’s neighbors are Angola and Zambia in the north, Botswana in the east and the Republic of South Africa in the south, under which Namibia gained independence in 1990.

Namibia’s climate is very sunny all year round, which means very little rainfall. The land belongs to the dry zone. Annual rainfall varies between 10 mm on the coast and over 700 mm in the northeast corner of Caprivi. In the central highlands, rainfall is low and irregular, so the vegetation there consists mainly of drought-tolerant varieties typical of shrub baths. In the north, Amboma receives more rain, so palm forests are also found there. The rainy season is December – March. Temperatures range from very cool to very warm, depending on the season and the altitude at which you are moving. The dry season, April to September, is generally cooler. Daytime temperatures can drop as high as 25 degrees, but nighttime temperatures drop below 10 degrees, especially in the highlands and deserts.

Food and drink
Although Namibia has up to 1,600 kilometers of coastline, relatively little fish is eaten in the country. The coastal area is a sandy desert and no fishing villages have sprung up over the years. However, oysters are farmed on the coast, first grown in a heated aquarium in Swakopmund, after which they are transferred to the sea. A common dish is corn porridge, or priest, which is usually eaten with meat and a sauce made from wild spinach. Kapana is grilled meat, and the Namibians are clearly a carnivorous people. Potatoes and vegetables are served with the meat. Mahango is a raw material used to make porridge and a special maango drink. Water and beverages must be industrially bottled. It is also a good idea to rinse fruits and vegetables with bottled water. Heated or tablet-purified water can be drunk.

We stay in safe areas during our trip, but, among other things, pickpocketing is possible and moving at night in certain areas of cities can be unsafe. However, general caution within common sense is desirable throughout the journey.