Windhoek Weather

13.128 Billion

GDP in USD - 2024

2.837 Million

Population - 2024

824292

Area in km2

NA/264

Country/Dial Code


Namibia (Republic of)

HONORARY CONSULATE


  • Namibia (Republic of)
  • 197 Blackwood Street
  • 012 481 9100
  • secretary@namibia.gov.na
  • LAT: -25.743970, LNG: 28.215020
  • Namibia (Republic of)

    HONORARY CONSULATE


  • Namibia (Republic of)
  • Cnr Nelson Mandela Avenue and Jan Jonker Street
  • + 264 61 205 7111
  • pretoriush@dirco.gov.za
  • LAT: -20.586347, LNG: 17.119649
  • Southern African Development Community

    SADC

    Southern African Development Community

    Southern African Customs Union

    SACU

    Southern African Customs Union

    Sea Ports

    No ports found

    Airports

    Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport

    Windhoek

    IATA CODE

    WDH

    Eros Airport

    Windhoek

    IATA CODE

    ERS

    Swakopmund Airport

    Swakopmund

    IATA CODE

    SWP

    Oranjemund Airport

    Oranjemund

    IATA CODE

    OMD

    Ondangwa Airport

    Ondangwa

    IATA CODE

    OND

    Luderitz Airport

    Luderitz

    IATA CODE

    LUD

    Katima Mulilo Airport

    Mpacha

    IATA CODE

    MPA

    Walvis Bay Airport

    Walvis Bay

    IATA CODE

    WVB

    Grootfontein

    Grootfontein

    IATA CODE

    GFY

    Rundu

    Rundu

    IATA CODE

    NDU

    Sossusvlei

    Sossusvlei

    IATA CODE

    Fish River Canyon Lodge Airstrip

    Fish River Canyon

    IATA CODE

    Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Airstrip

    Sossusvlei

    IATA CODE

    Ulusaba Airstrip

    Ulusaba

    IATA CODE

    ULX

    Okaukuejo Airport

    Okaukuejo

    IATA CODE

    OKF

    Mokuti Lodge Airport

    Mokuti Lodge

    IATA CODE

    OKU

    Tsumeb Airport

    Tsumeb

    IATA CODE

    TSB

    Keetmanshoop

    Keetmanshoop

    IATA CODE

    KMP


    Background:
     
    South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory. In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that became Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Namibia has been governed by SWAPO since the country won independence in 1990. Hifikepunye POHAMBA was elected president in November 2004 in a landslide victory replacing Sam NUJOMA who led the country during its first 14 years of self rule. POHAMBA was reelected in November 2009.

    Country name:
     
    conventional long form: Republic of Namibia
    conventional short form: Namibia
    local long form: Republic of Namibia
    local short form: Namibia
    former: German South-West Africa (Sued-West Afrika), South-West Africa
     

    Government type:

    republic
     

    Capital:

    name: Windhoek
    geographic coordinates: 22 34 S, 17 05 E
    time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
    daylight saving time: +1hr, begins first Sunday in September; ends first Sunday in April
     

    Administrative divisions:

    14 regions; Erongo, Hardap, //Karas, Kavango East, Kavango West, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa, Zambezi; note - the Karas Region was renamed //Karas in September 2013 to include the alveolar lateral click of the Khoekhoegowab language
     

    Independence:

    21 March 1990 (from South African mandate)
     

    National holiday:

    Independence Day, 21 March (1990)
     

    Constitution:

    drafted 9 February 1990, signed 16 March 1990, entered into force 21 March 1990; amended 1998, 2010 (2010)
     

    Legal system:

    mixed legal system of uncodified civil law based on Roman-Dutch law and customary law
     

    International law organization participation:

    has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
     

    Suffrage:

    18 years of age; universal
     

    Executive branch:

    chief of state: President Hifikepunye POHAMBA (since 21 March 2005); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
    head of government: President Hifikepunye POHAMBA (since 21 March 2005); Prime Minister Hage GEINGOB (since 4 December 2012)
    cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president from among the members of the National Assembly
    (For more information visit the World Leaders website Opens in New Window)
    elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); if no single candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round of voting, a run-off election is scheduled between the two candidates with the greatest vote count; election last held on 27-28 November 2009 (next to be held in 2014)
    election results: Hifikepunye POHAMBA reelected president; percent of vote - Hifikepunye POHAMBA 76.4%, Hidipo HAMUTENYA 11.0%, Katuutire KAURA 3.0%, Kuaima RIRUAKO 2.9%, Justus GAROEB 2.4%, Ignatius SHIXWAMENI 1.3%, Hendrick MUDGE 1.2%, other 1.8%
     

    Legislative branch:

    bicameral legislature consists of the National Council, primarily an advisory body (26 seats; two members chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms), and the National Assembly (72 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms, an additonal six nonvoting members are appointed by the president)
    elections: National Council - elections for regional councils to determine members of the National Council held on 26-27 November 2010 (next to be held in 2016); National Assembly - last held on 26-27 November 2009 (next to be held in November 2014)
    election results: National Council - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - SWAPO 24, UDF 1, DTA 1; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - SWAPO 75.3%, RDP 11.3%, DTA 3.1%, NUDO 3.0%, UDF 2.4%, APP 1.4%, RP 0.8%, COD 0.7%, SWANU 0.6%, other 1.3%; seats by party - SWAPO 54, RDP 8, DTA 2, NUDO 2, UDF 2, APP 1, COD 1, RP 1, SWANU 1
     

    Judicial branch:

    highest court(s): Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and at least 3 judges in quorum sessions)
    judge selection and term of office: judges appointed by the president of Namibia upon the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission; judges serve until age 65 but can be extended by the president until age 70
    subordinate courts: High Court; Labor Court; regional and district magistrates' courts; community courts
     

    Political parties and leaders:

    All People's Party or APP [Ignatius SHIXWAMENI]
    Congress of Democrats or COD [Benjamin ULENGA]
    Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia or DTA [McHenry VENAANI]
    Monitor Action Group or MAG [Jurgie VILJOEN]
    National Unity Democratic Organization or NUDO [Kuaima RIRUAKO]
    Rally for Democracy and Progress or RDP [Hidipo HAMUTENYA]
    Republican Party or RP [Henk MUDGE]
    South West Africa National Union or SWANU [Usutuaije MAAMBERUA]
    South West Africa People's Organization or SWAPO [Hifikepunye POHAMBA]
    United Democratic Front or UDF [Justus //GAROEB]
     

    Political pressure groups and leaders:

    National Society for Human Rights or NSHR (NAMRIGHTS as of 2010)
    various labor unions
     

    International organization participation:

    ACP, AfDB, AU, C, CD, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OPCW, SACU, SADC, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNISFA, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
     

    Diplomatic representation in the US:

    chief of mission: Ambassador Martin ANDJABA (since 3 September 2010)
    chancery: 1605 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
    telephone: [1] (202) 986-0540
    FAX: [1] (202) 986-0443
     

    Diplomatic representation from the US:

    chief of mission: Ambassador Wanda L. NESBITT (since 20 July 2010)
    embassy: 14 Lossen Street, Windhoek
    mailing address: Private Bag 12029 Ausspannplatz, Windhoek
    telephone: [264] (61) 295-8500
    FAX: [264] (61) 295-8603
     

    Flag description:

    a wide red stripe edged by narrow white stripes divides the flag diagonally from lower hoist corner to upper fly corner; the upper hoist-side triangle is blue and charged with a yellow, 12-rayed sunburst; the lower fly-side triangle is green; red signifies the heroism of the people and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for all; white stands for peace, unity, tranquility, and harmony; blue represents the Namibian sky and the Atlantic Ocean, the country's precious water resources and rain; the yellow sun denotes power and existence; green symbolizes vegetation and agricultural resources
     

    National anthem:

    name: 'Namibia, Land of the Brave'


    lyrics/music: Axali DOESEB
    note: adopted 1991

    Economy - overview:
     
    The economy is heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export. Mining accounts for 11.5% of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings. Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds. Marine diamond mining is becoming increasingly important as the terrestrial diamond supply has dwindled. Namibia is the world's fourth-largest producer of uranium. It also produces large quantities of zinc and is a small producer of gold and other minerals. The mining and quarrying sectors employs only about 1.8% of the population. Namibia normally imports about 50% of its cereal requirements; in drought years food shortages are a major problem in rural areas. A high per capita GDP, relative to the region, hides one of the world's most unequal income distributions, as shown by Namibia's 59.7 GINI coefficient. The Namibian economy is closely linked to South Africa with the Namibian dollar pegged one-to-one to the South African rand. Namibia receives 30%-40% of its revenues from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Volatility in the size of Namibia's annual SACU allotment complicates budget planning. Namibia's economy remains vulnerable to volatility in the price of uranium and other commodities. The rising cost of mining diamonds, increasingly from the sea, has reduced profit margins. Namibian authorities recognize these issues and have emphasized the need to increase higher value raw materials, manufacturing, and services, especially in the logistics and transportation sectors.
     

    GDP (purchasing power parity):

    $17.79 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 139
    $17.05 billion (2012 est.)
    $16.23 billion (2011 est.)
    note: data are in 2013 US dollars
     

    GDP (official exchange rate):

    $12.3 billion (2013 est.)
     

    GDP - real growth rate:

    4.4% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 70
    5% (2012 est.)
    5.7% (2011 est.)
     

    GDP - per capita (PPP):

    $8,200 (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 132
    $7,900 (2012 est.)
    $7,600 (2011 est.)
    note: data are in 2013 US dollars
     

    Gross national saving:

    NA% (2013 est.)
    30.4% of GDP (2012 est.)
    27% of GDP (2011 est.)
     

    GDP - composition, by end use:

    household consumption: 59.9%
    government consumption: 26.2%
    investment in fixed capital: 22.8%
    investment in inventories: 0.5%
    exports of goods and services: 41.4%
    imports of goods and services: -50.9%
    (2013 est.)
     

    GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

    agriculture: 7.7%
    industry: 29.6%
    services: 62.6% (2013 est.)
     

    Agriculture - products:

    millet, sorghum, peanuts, grapes; livestock; fish
     

    Industries:

    meatpacking, fish processing, dairy products, pasta, beverages; mining (diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper)
     

    Industrial production growth rate:

    5.6% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 48
     

    Labor force:

    880,400 (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 147
     

    Labor force - by occupation:

    agriculture: 16.3%
    industry: 22.4%
    services: 61.3%
    note: about half of Namibia's people are unemployed while about two-thirds live in rural areas; roughly two-thirds of rural dwellers rely on subsistence agriculture (2008 est.)
     

    Unemployment rate:

    27.4% (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 176
    51.2% (2008 est.)
     

    Population below poverty line:

    28.7%
    note: the UNDP's 2005 Human Development Report indicated that 34.9% of the population live on $1 per day and 55.8% live on $2 per day (2010 est.)
     

    Household income or consumption by percentage share:

    lowest 10%: 2.4%
    highest 10%: 42% (2010)
     

    Distribution of family income - Gini index:

    59.7 (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 6
    70.7 (2003)
     

    Budget:

    revenues: $4.325 billion
    expenditures: $5.126 billion (2013 est.)
     

    Taxes and other revenues:

    35.2% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 65
     

    Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):

    -6.5% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 184
     

    Public debt:

    27.2% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 127
    25.8% of GDP (2012 est.)
     

    Fiscal year:

    1 April - 31 March
     

    Inflation rate (consumer prices):

    5.5% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 162
    6.5% (2012 est.)
     

    Central bank discount rate:

    5.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 19
    12% (31 December 2010 est.)
     

    Commercial bank prime lending rate:

    9.25% (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 104
    8.7% (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of narrow money:

    $2.723 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 118
    $2.941 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of broad money:

    $7.22 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 114
    $7.228 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of domestic credit:

    $5.942 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 108
    $6.266 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Market value of publicly traded shares:

    $1.305 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 97
    $1.152 billion (31 December 2011)
    $1.176 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
     

    Current account balance:

    -$658.4 million (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 109
    -$414 million (2012 est.)
     

    Exports:

    $5.124 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 114
    $4.883 billion (2012 est.)
     

    Exports - commodities:

    diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; cattle, white fish and mollusks
     

    Imports:

    $7.084 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 113
    $6.44 billion (2012 est.)
     

    Imports - commodities:

    foodstuffs; petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals
     

    Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:

    $2.267 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 118
    $1.738 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Debt - external:

    $4.312 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 126
    $4.292 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:

    $NA
     

    Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:

    $NA
     

    Exchange rates:

    Namibian dollars (NAD) per US dollar -
    9.282 (2013 est.)
    8.2031 (2012 est.)
    7.3212 (2010 est.)
    8.42 (2009)
    7.75 (2008)

    Location:
     
    Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa
     

    Geographic coordinates:

    22 00 S, 17 00 E
     

    Map references:

    Africa
     

    Area:

    total: 824,292 sq km
    country comparison to the world: 34
    land: 823,290 sq km
    water: 1,002 sq km
     

    Area - comparative:

    slightly more than half the size of Alaska
     

    Land boundaries:

    total: 3,936 km
    border countries: Angola 1,376 km, Botswana 1,360 km, South Africa 967 km, Zambia 233 km
     

    Coastline:

    1,572 km
     

    Maritime claims:

    territorial sea: 12 nm
    contiguous zone: 24 nm
    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
     

    Climate:

    desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic
     

    Terrain:

    mostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east
     

    Elevation extremes:

    lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
    highest point: Konigstein 2,606 m
     

    Natural resources:

    diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower, fish
    note: suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore
     

    Land use:

    arable land: 0.97%
    permanent crops: 0.01%
    other: 99.02% (2011)
     

    Irrigated land:

    75.73 sq km (2003)
     

    Total renewable water resources:

    17.72 cu km (2011)
     

    Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):

    total: 0.29 cu km/yr (25%/5%/70%)
    per capita: 146 cu m/yr (2002)
     

    Natural hazards:

    prolonged periods of drought
     

    Environment - current issues:

    limited natural freshwater resources; desertification; wildlife poaching; land degradation has led to few conservation areas
     

    Environment - international agreements:

    party to: Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
     

    Geography - note:

    first country in the world to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution; some 14% of the land is protected, including virtually the entire Namib Desert coastal strip

    Nationality:
     
    noun: Namibian(s)
    adjective: Namibian
     

    Ethnic groups:

    black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%
    note: about 50% of the population belong to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups include Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2%, Tswana 0.5%
     

    Languages:

    Oshiwambo languages 48.9%, Nama/Damara 11.3%, Afrikaans 10.4% (common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population), Otjiherero languages 8.6%, Kavango languages 8.5%, Caprivi languages 4.8%, English (official) 3.4%, other African languages 2.3%, other 1.7%
    note: Namibia has 13 recognized national languages, including 10 indigenous African languages and 3 Indo-European languages (2011 est.)
     

    Religions:

    Christian 80% to 90% (at least 50% Lutheran), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%
     

    Population:

    2,198,406
    country comparison to the world: 143
    note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
     

    Age structure:

    0-14 years: 31.7% (male 352,368/female 345,593)
    15-24 years: 23.1% (male 256,965/female 251,276)
    25-54 years: 35.9% (male 410,736/female 378,678)
    55-64 years: 4.8% (male 47,832/female 58,602)
    65 years and over: 4.3% (male 41,697/female 54,659) (2014 est.)
    population pyramid:  
     

    Dependency ratios:

    total dependency ratio: 64.2 %
    youth dependency ratio: 58.3 %
    elderly dependency ratio: 5.9 %
    potential support ratio: 17 (2014 est.)
     

    Median age:

    total: 22.8 years
    male: 22.8 years
    female: 22.8 years (2014 est.)
     

    Population growth rate:

    0.67% (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 147
     

    Birth rate:

    20.28 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 83
     

    Death rate:

    13.6 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 15
     

    Net migration rate:

    0.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 76
     

    Urbanization:

    urban population: 38.4% of total population (2011)
    rate of urbanization: 3.14% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
     

    Major urban areas - population:

    WINDHOEK (capital) 380,000 (2011)
     

    Sex ratio:

    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    25-54 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
    55-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.78 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
     

    Mother's mean age at first birth:

    21.4
    note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006-07 est.)
     

    Maternal mortality rate:

    200 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 53
     

    Infant mortality rate:

    total: 45.64 deaths/1,000 live births
    country comparison to the world: 46
    male: 48.6 deaths/1,000 live births
    female: 42.59 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
     

    Life expectancy at birth:

    total population: 51.85 years
    country comparison to the world: 215
    male: 52.22 years
    female: 51.46 years (2014 est.)
     

    Total fertility rate:

    2.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 98
     

    Contraceptive prevalence rate:

    55.1% (2006/07)
     

    Health expenditures:

    5.3% of GDP (2011)
    country comparison to the world: 132
     

    Physicians density:

    0.37 physicians/1,000 population (2007)
     

    Hospital bed density:

    2.7 beds/1,000 population (2009)
     

    Drinking water source:

    improved: 
    urban: 98.4% of population
    rural: 87.4% of population
    total: 91.7% of population
    unimproved: 
    urban: 1.6% of population
    rural: 12.6% of population
    total: 8.3% of population (2012 est.)
     

    Sanitation facility access:

    improved: 
    urban: 56.1% of population
    rural: 16.9% of population
    total: 32.2% of population
    unimproved: 
    urban: 43.9% of population
    rural: 83.1% of population
    total: 67.8% of population (2012 est.)
     

    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

    13.3% (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 6
     

    HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

    220,100 (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 27
     

    HIV/AIDS - deaths:

    5,000 (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 40
     

    Major infectious diseases:

    degree of risk: high
    food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
    vectorborne disease: malaria
    water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2013)
     

    Obesity - adult prevalence rate:

    9.5% (2008)
    country comparison to the world: 133
     

    Children under the age of 5 years underweight:

    17.5% (2007)
    country comparison to the world: 39
     

    Education expenditures:

    8.4% of GDP (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 9
     

    Literacy:

    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 88.8%
    male: 89%
    female: 88.5% (2010 est.)
     

    School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

    total: 11 years
    male: 11 years
    female: 11 years (2006)
     

    Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:

    total: 40.1%
    country comparison to the world: 13
    male: 29.4%
    female: 34.3% (2012)

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    Telephones - main lines in use:
     
    171,000 (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 130
     

    Telephones - mobile cellular:

    2.435 million (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 137
     

    Telephone system:

    general assessment: good system; core fiber-optic network links most centers and connections are now digital
    domestic: multiple mobile-cellular providers with a combined subscribership of more than 100 telephones per 100 persons
    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 (2010)
     

    Broadcast media:

    1 private and 1 state-run TV station; satellite and cable TV service is available; state-run radio service broadcasts in multiple languages; about a dozen private radio stations; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are available (2007)
     

    Internet country code:

    .na
     

    Internet hosts:

    78,280 (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 84
     

    Internet users:

    127,500 (2009)
    country comparison to the world: 151

    Airports:
     
    112 (2013)
    country comparison to the world: 52
     

    Airports - with paved runways:

    total: 19
    over 3,047 m: 4
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
    914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2013)
     

    Airports - with unpaved runways:

    total: 93
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 25
    914 to 1,523 m: 52
    under 914 m: 
    16 (2013)
     

    Railways:

    total: 2,626 km
    country comparison to the world: 64
    narrow gauge: 2,626 km 1.067-m gauge (2008)
     

    Roadways:

    total: 44,138 km
    country comparison to the world: 82
    paved: 6,387 km
    unpaved: 37,751 km (2010)
     

    Merchant marine:

    total: 1
    country comparison to the world: 152
    by type: cargo 1 (2010)
     

    Ports and terminals:

    major seaport(s): Luderitz, Walvis Bay

    Electricity - production:
     
    1.331 billion kWh (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 142
     

    Electricity - consumption:

    4.238 billion kWh (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 122
     

    Electricity - exports:

    89 million kWh (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 77
     

    Electricity - imports:

    2.907 billion kWh (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 47
     

    Electricity - installed generating capacity:

    487,000 kW (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 141
     

    Electricity - from fossil fuels:

    31.8% of total installed capacity (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 177
     

    Electricity - from nuclear fuels:

    0% of total installed capacity (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 203
     

    Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:

    68.2% of total installed capacity (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 23
     

    Electricity - from other renewable sources:

    0% of total installed capacity (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 139
     

    Crude oil - production:

    0 bbl/day (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 143
     

    Crude oil - exports:

    0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 204
     

    Crude oil - imports:

    0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 140
     

    Crude oil - proved reserves:

    0 bbl (1 January 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 205
     

    Refined petroleum products - production:

    0 bbl/day (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 207
     

    Refined petroleum products - consumption:

    22,990 bbl/day (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 124
     

    Refined petroleum products - exports:

    0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 143
     

    Refined petroleum products - imports:

    20,810 bbl/day (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 104
     

    Natural gas - production:

    0 cu m (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 207
     

    Natural gas - consumption:

    0 cu m (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 207
     

    Natural gas - exports:

    0 cu m (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 206
     

    Natural gas - imports:

    0 cu m (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 147
     

    Natural gas - proved reserves:

    62.29 billion cu m (1 January 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 63
     

    Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:

    3.217 million Mt (2011 est.)

    Title: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars (Billions))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021


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    Ref Date Received Officials Details Nature of Enquiry

    Title: Volume of imports of goods and services (Percent change (%))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021

    Title: Total exports of goods and services (Million ZAR, current prices) in Million

    Source: SARS; Quantec

    Date: 07/11/2021

    Title: Volume of exports of goods and services (Percent change (%))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021

    Title: Total exports of goods and services (Million ZAR, current prices) in Million

    Source: SARS; Quantec

    Date: 07/11/2021

    Title: Population (Persons (Millions))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021