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Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 7.28 % of GNI [9th of 168]
Children out of school, primary 112,813 [28th of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 55.539 per 1,000 people [8th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 50,445 [25th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 24.834 per 1,000 people [10th of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 62,368 [26th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 30.704 per 1,000 people [7th of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 10 years [40th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 7 [9th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 5 [152nd of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 404,783 [107th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.207 per capita [7th of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 138,099 [119th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 70.456 per 1,000 people [119th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 13,536 [106th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 6.906 per 1,000 people [97th of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 50.07% [4th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 52.7% [11th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 47.16% [86th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 72% [125th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 69% [124th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 74% [117th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 6.8% [20th of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 21% [14th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 7.2% [18th of 132]
Education spending (% Primary) 65.4% [3rd of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 24.5% [88th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 8.7% [99th of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 76.2% [64th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 73.5% [57th of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 78.8% [51st of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 74 [94th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 70 [94th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 77 [84th of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 37.7% [102nd of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 20.13 % [28th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 24.12 % [29th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 106.55 % [7th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 50% [4th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 52.8% [14th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 63.101 [151st of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 1.01 [14th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 1.15 [9th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 1.15 [71st of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 58.4 [67th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 94.43 % [65th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 93.48 % [73rd of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 93.95 % [70th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 16% [61st of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 15.6% [54th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 16.3% [69th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 167,600 [97th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 84.392 per 1,000 people [69th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 80,300 [90th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 40.434 per 1,000 people [62nd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 87,400 [96th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 44.009 per 1,000 people [73rd of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 83.7% [89th of 157]
Literacy > Male 84.4% [104th of 156]
Literacy > Total population 84% [99th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 83.49 % [62nd of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 86.77 % [66th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 85.04 % [64th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 93.48 % [66th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 91.15 % [71st of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 92.34 % [69th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 92.3% [19th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 91.2% [19th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 93.5% [19th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 53.74 % [67th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 55.03 % [65th of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 52.47 % [67th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 85.39 % [37th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 84.18 % [40th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 84.79 % [39th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 79.64 % [53rd of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 71.06 % [65th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 75.32 % [63rd of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 7 years [23rd of 197]
Primary education, pupils 402,812 [61st of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.198 per capita [7th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 49.95 % female [6th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 12,173 [55th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 5.993 per 1,000 people [25th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 64.22 % female [49th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 21% [46th of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 4.1 [98th of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 4.4 [98th of 131]
Progression to secondary level 83.6 [58th of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 91.34 % [31st of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 92.5 % [30th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 90.05 % [31st of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 6.92 % [20th of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 21.04 % [14th of 103]
Public spending per student > Primary level 20.7 [25th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 34 [15th of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 147.1 [22nd of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 33.09 [35th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 92.2 [42nd of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 31.6 [56th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 21.6 [42nd of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 115.1 [73rd of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 101.56 [10th of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 100.56 [41st of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 101.06 % [74th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 102.55 % [8th of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 13.3 % [20th of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 11.57 % [24th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 15.02 % [20th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 13.2 [32nd of 143]
Repitition rate > Secondary level 13.5 [18th of 82]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 28.86 % gross [103rd of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 30.48 % gross [98th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 27.28 % gross [103rd of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 99 % gross [68th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 72.16 % net [73rd of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 99.77 % gross [60th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 74.84 % net [66th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 98.24 % gross [77th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 69.52 % net [72nd of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 3.92 % [90th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 60.57 % gross [58th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 37.93 % net [49th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 60.74 % gross [58th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 43.56 % net [47th of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 60.4 % gross [59th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 32.39 % net [53rd of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 5.74 % [80th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 6.11 % gross [106th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 6.54 % gross [103rd of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 5.68 % gross [107th of 137]
School life expectancy > Female 12.2 years [44th of 96]
School life expectancy > Male 11.8 years [48th of 97]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 11 years [75th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 11 years [74th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 11 years [74th of 93]
School life expectancy > Total 12 years [46th of 110]
Schools connected to the Internet > % 12.5 % [35th of 39]
Scientific and technical journal articles 13 [126th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 159,249 [65th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.078 per 1,000 people [42nd of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 73,409 [119th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.051 per capita [116th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 55.12 % female [6th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 6,665 [45th of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 3.281 per 1,000 people [46th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 55.47 % female [33rd of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 875 [141st of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 0.603 per 1,000 people [167th of 183]
Tertiary enrollment 5.9% [110th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 57.77 % [55th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 59.86 % [46th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 53.67 % [47th of 56]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 1.03 [3rd of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls boys only


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Namibia, Republic of Namibia

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 77 [140th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 68 [152nd of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 78 [138th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 83 [110th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 85 [5th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 17 [124th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 41 [123rd of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 96 [59th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 67 [85th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 77 [99th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 100 [23rd of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [40th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 18 [20th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 67 [21st of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes
Access to sanitation 68% [84th of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 51.02 births [79th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 53 % [24th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 22.45 per 1,000 people [80th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 75.5 % [40th of 76]
Births with health staff 76% [63rd of 116]
Children living with AIDS 30,000 [19th of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 14.771 per 1,000 people [3rd of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 6% [36th of 95]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 43.7 % [22nd of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 88 [26th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 38.8 % [23rd of 47]
Drinking water availability % 77% [99th of 147]
Drug access 80% [61st of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 189.8 $ [84th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 2.11 % [109th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 4.69 % [55th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 6.8 % [70th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 16.9 % [39th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 5.2% [60th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 61.9 % [2nd of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 3.66 births per woman [53rd of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 43.8 [161st of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 42.9 [160th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 43.3 [160th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 21.3% [5th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 16,000 [30th of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 8,056.541 per million people [6th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 210,000 [32nd of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 108.812 per 1,000 people [7th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 22.5 [5th of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 22.5 [5th of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 47,000 [31st of 82]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 86 % [126th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 73 % [153rd of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 25 % [159th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 13 % [155th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 50 % [151st of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 87 % [93rd of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 81 % [84th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 98 % [76th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 697.31 per 100,000 people [3rd of 200]
Infant mortality rate 69.58 [36th of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 41.93 deaths/1,000 live births [58th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 49.24 deaths/1,000 live births [61st of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 45.64 deaths/1,000 live births [57th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 21.54% [49th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 49.38 years [205th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 50.39 years [200th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 49.89 years [203rd of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 46.81 years [161st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 47.04 years [158th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 46.93 years [160th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 53 [157th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 50 [156th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 51 [158th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis
Malaria cases > per 100,000 1,502 [36th of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 3 % [10th of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 23.6 % [26th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 24 % [25th of 63]
Maternal mortality 230 per 100,000 [42nd of 136]
Measles immunization 66 [138th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 26 [67th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 63 [59th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 24 [63rd of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 24 [40th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 5 [43rd of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 9 [39th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 84 [32nd of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 8 [65th of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 20.5% [185th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 18.1 % [184th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 232 [75th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 331 [84th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.3 per 1,000 people [28th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 34 % [25th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 23 % [41st of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 90.6 % [21st of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 74.8% [3rd of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 19.56 % [5th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 24 % [40th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 29.9% [119th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 119 per 1,000 people [38th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 46.7% [10th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 31.3% [151st of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 28% [152nd of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 56.51 (est)
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 9.6 % [23rd of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 22.8 % [32nd of 42]
Spending > Per person 142 [60th of 133]
Spending > Private 3.3 [32nd of 141]
Spending > Public 3.3% (1999)
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 35 [5th of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 65 [5th of 115]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 50 [3rd of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 6.7% [68th of 185]
Total fertility rate 4.5 [45th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 221 [19th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 89.89 % [26th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 80% [105th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 68.36 % [137th of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 22.1 % [7th of 13]
Water availability 10,211 cubic meters [59th of 169]


 

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Namibia, Republic of Namibia

Sports
 

1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population 1 646 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Population > /medal 823 000
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Silver 2 [33rd of 57]
1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita > Total 2 [49th of 79]
1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Position 12.
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2002 Commonwealth Games > Gold 2 [27th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Gold 3 [23rd of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 2 [32nd of 41]
Chess > GrandMasters 0 [90th of 135]
Chess > GrandMasters (per capita) 0 per 100,000 population [106th of 135]
Chess > International Masters 0 [98th of 135]
Chess > International Masters (per capita) 0 per 1 million population [107th of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 2,141 [114th of 135]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 216 [155th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 106.352 per 1 million people [77th of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 970 [112nd of 117]
FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.478 per 1,000 population [25th of 116]
Homeless World Cup > Team Name Big Issue Namibia
International Cricket Council members > Associate Members > Member Since 1992
Rugby World Cup > 2003 standings 1 [20th of 20]
Rugby World Cup > 2003 standings (per capita) 0.492368 per 1 million people [10th of 20]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > % 0 [18th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > A 496 [6th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > F 70 [16th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > L 7 [10th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > Pld 7 [14th of 19]
Summer olympic medals > All time 4 [77th of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 19.695 per 10 million people [46th of 116]


 

SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1996 Summer Olympics medals per capita ; Wikipedia: 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; World Chess Federation, 2006; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: Homeless World Cup ; Wikipedia: List of International Cricket Council members ; Tarik's SANZAR Rugby Guide; Wikipedia: Rugby World Cup Overall Record ; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

aNamibia, Republic of Namibia

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 76.58 % [3rd of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 48.27 % [27th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 14.88 % [59th of 155]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Namibia, Republic of Namibia

Language
 

English speakers 10,941 [22nd of 52]
English speakers (per $ GDP) 0.02 per $10,000 of GDP [21st of 35]
English speakers (per capita) 0.539 per 100 people [31st of 46]
English status
Not understood or spoken by everyone. Official language. Bible 1535-1989.
English-speaking population > First language 10,941 [26th of 62]
English-speaking population > Total 10,941 [64th of 99]
Languages
English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages 1% (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 85 [103rd of 174]


 

SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Namibia, Republic of Namibia


2) Reigion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 19 [110th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.009355 per 1,000 people [97th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 3 [96th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.0014771 per 1,000 people [46th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 97 [91st of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.0477597 per 1,000 people [54th of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 46 [31st of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 22.6489 per 1 million people [13th of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 62 [94th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.0305268 per 1,000 people [60th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 81 [106th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0398818 per 1,000 people [81st of 148]
Catholics 358,000 [95th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 16.95 [74th of 150]
Islam > Percentage 3% [97th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 3% [101st of 168]
Islam > Population 60,920 [120th of 165]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 3 % [36th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 1,308 [120th of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 0.595766 per 1,000 people [137th of 177]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 1,380,871 [48th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 68 % [13th of 163]
Religions
Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%
Religions > All
Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 16.95 % [81st of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 344,202 [97th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 15,187 [64th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 74,775.972 per 10 million people [67th of 222]


 

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Namibia, Republic of Namibia


3) Media

 

Average cost of local call 0.03 [113rd of 151]
Big Four pageants > Statistics > Miss Universe 1 [29th of 32]
Big Four pageants > Statistics > Total Grand Slam wins 1 [37th of 53]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 5.46 % [141st of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 35.1 % [44th of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 17.2 per 1,000 people [62nd of 89]
DVD region 5 [18th of 171]
E-Government rating 28 [173rd of 182]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 206.06 per 1,000 people [119th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes V5A - V5Z
Households with television > % 39.22 % [95th of 160]
International dialling code 264
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 112,700,000 min. [77th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 57.498 min. per capita [61st of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 8,800,000 $ [80th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 1.967 $ per $1,000 of GDP [96th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 4.431 $ per capita [64th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 495,000 [122nd of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 243.692 per 1 million people [98th of 201]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 31,000 [75th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 17.165 per 1,000 people [63rd of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 4 [82nd of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 2.215 per million people [44th of 104]
Number of PCs 220 [91st of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.149 per $10 million of GDP [42nd of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 1.083 per 10,000 people [67th of 169]
Personal computers 220,000 [88th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 109.494 per 1 million people [61st of 171]
Phone subscribers 121.59 [118th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 88 % [49th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 13.98 $/month [60th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 12.3 $/month [61st of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 2, FM 39, shortwave 4
Radio receivers 232,000 [155th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.132 per capita [145th of 182]
Radios 232,000 [154th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 114.229 per 1,000 people [175th of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 7.5 % [71st of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 132665000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 4.79 % GDP [39th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 1768590000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 4.28 $ [47th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 1,253.828 $ per $1 trillion of GD [45th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 2,259.248 $ per 1 million people [31st of 178]
Telephone employees, total 1,503 [108th of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.767 per 1,000 people [97th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 40.4 per 100 mainlines [23rd of 134]
Telephone mainlines 127,935 [122nd of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 63.673 per 1,000 people [118th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 414,030 [133rd of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.212 per 1,000 people [119th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 180.58 [90th of 191]
Telephone system > Domestic
core fiber-optic network links most centers and connections are now digital; Namibia's first mobile-cellular network, launched in 1994, provides coverage to 86 percent of Namibia by area
Telephone system > General assessment
good system with a combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity of about 45 per 100 persons
Telephone system > International
country code - 264; fiber-optic cable to South Africa, microwave radio relay link to Botswana, direct links to other neighboring countries; connected to the South African Far East (SAFE) submarine cable through South Africa; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat
Telephone system > Regulation 1992
Telephones > Main lines in use 138,100 [99th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 67.199 per 1,000 people [95th of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 800,300 [124th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 389.425 per 1,000 people [104th of 185]
Television broadcast stations 2 [16th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.973 per million people [9th of 67]
Television receivers 60,000 [146th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 34.183 per 1,000 people [128th of 179]
Television standard > VHF PAL I
Televisions 60,000 [151st of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 29.5421 per 1,000 people [163rd of 209]


 

SOURCES
Wikipedia: Big Four pageants ; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Namibia, Republic of Namibia

Internet
 

Country code .na
Hosts 6,296 [119th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 3,014.36 per million people [123rd of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 9 Mbps [114th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 1.576 Mbps per $1 trillion of [124th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 4.479 Mbps per 1 billion peop [117th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 2 [151st of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.000984737 per 1,000 people [129th of 215]
ISP 2 [106th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 1,055.723 per billion people [72nd of 127]
Livejournal users 20 [207th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 48.7 $/month [30th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 16 [111st of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 6.892 per 1 million people [92nd of 189]
TLD .na
Users 101,000 [121st of 190]
Users (per capita) 49.147 per 1,000 people [123rd of 184]


 

SOURCES
IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Namibia, Republic of Namibia

4) Tourist

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Ancient deserts, tropical forests, and some of the best game viewing in Africa it’s little wonder that Namibia, in the southwestern part of the continent, is becoming known as a top tourist destination. The country’s topographical beauty and commitment to wildlife preservation (environmental protection is mandated in its constitution) are immediately evident, no matter whether you travel to the red sand dunes of the Namib Desert or the fertile, densely wooded northern regions. Also, since Namibia gained its independence 20 years ago, it’s been politically stable, so it is one of the safest places to visit in Africa today. Game parks, river cruises, shopping, and some of the best eating on the continent await you as you make your way to Namibia.


The Top 10
What to Do in Namibia



1. Etosha National Park
One of the best game reserves in Africa, Etosha, in northern Namibia, is home to all kinds of wildlife, from some of Africa’s largest elephants to rare black-faced impalas. Sightings of leopards and lions are almost guaranteed.

2. Swakopmund
Both a picturesque, seaside town with German, colonial-era architecture and a top destination for thrill seekers (skydiving, paragliding, and more), this large region along the northwestern coast is definitely worth checking out.

3. Namib-Naukluft Park
Composed of one of the world’s oldest deserts and an isolated mountain range, this 50,000-square-kilometer park along the southwestern coast offers infinite possibilities for exploring. Don’t miss Sossusvlei, the dramatic, brightly colored red sand dunes, which are especially majestic at sunrise and sunset.

4. Crafts Shopping
In the northern areas of Omuthiya and Onenongo, shop for traditional palm leaf baskets, earthenware bowls, and other handmade goods at the small craft initiatives popping up all over the region. Many were started by NGOs in an effort to generate income for local women while preserving traditional skills.

5. Khaudum Game Park
In northeastern Namibia, near the Botswana border, this remote, densely forested park shows another side of the country’s varied landscape. Giraffes, rare wild dogs, and hundreds of birds are among the wildlife.

6. Local Cuisine
Feast your way through Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, sampling everything from traditional West African dishes to German-inspired fare.

7. Sandboarding
You shouldn’t leave Namibia without sandboarding; the Namib Desert, along the western coast, boasts some of the largest sand dunes in the world. Try it standing up or lying down, but don’t do it alone. Sandboarders can reach speeds of 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) per hour, so it’s essential to arrange an expedition with a professional sandboarding company.

8. Fish River Canyon
Often compared to the Grand Canyon, this massive landform in southern Namibia is split by the country’s longest river and is home to mountain zebras, baboons, and more. There are few visitors, and it is an excellent place for camping and hiking.

9. University of Namibia Choir
Singing in both English and indigenous languages, choir members belt out lively melodies and use call and response in their moving performances. The university is located in Windhoek.

10. River Cruise
Glide down the Zambezi River, along Namibia’s northernmost coast, on a houseboat. Be on the lookout for hippos and crocodiles.

When to Go


The ideal time to visit Namibia is from June to November, when interior temperatures range from 65 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 to 25 degrees Celcius) and you’re more likely to see plenty of game animals. Namibia’s rainy season lasts from October to April; during that time, average interior temperatures span 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 32 degrees Celcius.) (In certain parts of the country, temperatures spike to more than 100 degrees (37.8 degrees Celcius) during this season.) If you’re traveling at the end of the rainy season, or you plan to camp outdoors, it’s advisable to bring a mosquito net and insect repellant with you. Malaria is not prevalent in this area, but having these on hand will make life a little easier.
 

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