Facts About Namibia

  
Description
Introducing Namibia
Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek's Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes.
Capital: Windhoek
President: Hage Geingob
Population: 2.459 million (2015) World Bank
Capital and largest city: Windhoek; 22°34.2′S 17°5.167′E / 22.5700°S 17.086117°E
Destinations: Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Swakopmund, more
The country gets its name from the Namib Desert – one of the world’s oldest deserts.
No one knows exactly how old it is but scientists have identified that sand has existed in the desert for over a million years!
Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world
It has  a population of ~2 million in a country that is twice the size of California.  Only Mongolia is less populous.
Despite its low population, Namibia is still home to 13 different ethic groups
Including the Himba, a nomadic and traditional people whose ways have changed little over the years due to their seclusion from outside influences. They only came into contact with Western influences a mere 15 years ago.  I was really looking forward to my visit to a Himba village and learning ancient beauty tips from the women, but had mixed feelings after my visit.
Ethnic Groups
Despite its low population, Namibia is still home to 13 different ethic groups –  including the Himba, a nomadic and traditional people whose ways have changed little over the years due to their seclusion from outside influences. They only came into contact with Western influences a mere 15 years ago.  I was really looking forward to my visit to a Himba village and learning ancient beauty tips from the women, but had mixed feelings after my visit.
Name
Namibia gets its name from the famouse Namib Dessert