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NAMIBIA

GENERAL INFO 

Full name: Republic of Namibia (formerly South West Africa)
Capital: Windhoek
Independence: 21 March 1990
Time: GMT +1 hour (4 Apr - 4 Sept) / GMT +2 hours 
(5 Sept - 3 Apr)
Population: 1,648,270 (estimated July 1999)
Language: Official Language is English.
Afrikaans and German is widely spoken.
Area: 825,418 km2
Currency: 1 Namibia Dollar (N$) = 100 cents, Link 1:1 to the 
South African Rand
President: President Hifikepunye Pohamba 
(since 21 March 2005)
Public Holidays: 
New Year's Day 1 January
Good Friday (varies)
Easter Sunday (varies)
Easter Monday (varies)
Independence Day 21 March
Ascension Day (varies)
Workers' Day 1 May
Cassinga Day 4 May
Africa Day 25 May
Heroes' Day 26 August Human Rights Day 10 December
Christmas Day 25 December
Family/Boxing Day 26 December