Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 meters (660 feet) of the Botswana right bank of the Zambezi River separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU) and the Commonwealth of Nations.
The driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia has been inhabited since pre-historic times by the San, Damara and Nama people. Around the 14th century, immigrating Bantu peoples arrived as part of the Bantu expansion. Since then, the Bantu groups, the largest being the Ovambo, have dominated the population of the country; since the late 19th century, they have constituted a majority. Today Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world.
It has a population of 2.55 million people and is a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver and base metals – form the basis of its economy, while the manufacturing sector is comparatively small.
In 1884, the German Empire established rule over most of the territory, forming a colony known as German South West Africa. Between 1904 and 1908, it perpetrated a genocide against the Herero and Nama people. German rule ended in 1915 with a defeat by South African forces. In 1920, after the end of World War I, the League of Nations mandated administration of the colony to South Africa. As mandatory power, South Africa imposed its laws, including racial classifications and rules. From 1948, with the National Party elected to power, this included South Africa applying apartheid to what was then known as South West Africa. In the later 20th century, uprisings and demands for political representation by native African political activists seeking independence resulted in the UN assuming direct responsibility over the territory in 1966, but the country of South Africa maintained de facto rule. In 1973, the UN recognised the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) as the official representative of the Namibian people. Following continued guerrilla warfare, Namibia obtained independence in 1990. However, Walvis Bay and the Penguin Islands remained under South African control until 1994.
Namibia has a population of about 2.1 Million inhabitants and an area of 824292 km².
Namibia is one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in the world and a number 1 travel destination. Namibia is world famous for the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei and for the Etosha National Park, one of world’s greatest conservation areas.
The official name of Namibia is “Republic of Namibia”. Namibia is an independent country since 1990, a presidential republic with a democratic constitution following democratic principles including freedom of speech, press and religion. The motto of Namibia is “Unity, Liberty, Justice”.
The country has an area of 824 268 km² and a population of only 2.1 Million inhabitants. Namibia belongs to the most sparsely populated countries in the world.
The capital of Namibia is Windhoek with about 350.000 inhabitants, many of them living in Katutura, a township in the north of the city.
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Introduction to the BUZZ Network.
The BUZZ network is an International Digital Tourist Information Centre with a Unique Website Domain name connection, but with a Local town to town connection as a listed Digital Yellow pages’ application that combines Your Local Town with a World Wide Network of information on a Website with a Smartphone APP, this capability on your Handheld Device.
The Namibia BUZZ network consists of 14 Websites / Smart Phone APP’s that Brings you a Digital footprint for the Business or service provider, linked to an International and National Network that will soon include South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland.
Inleiding tot die BUZZ-netwerk.
Die BUZZ-netwerk is ‘n Internasionale Digitale Toeriste inligting sentrum met ‘n Unieke Webwerf-domein naam verbinding, maar met ‘n Plaaslike dorp-tot-dorp-verbinding as ‘n gelyste Digitale Geelbladsye-toepassing wat Jou Plaaslike Dorp kombineer met ‘n Wêreldwye Netwerk van inligting op ‘n Webwerf met ‘n Slimfoon-APP/TUP , hierdie vermoë op jou handtoestel.
Die Namibië BUZZ-netwerk bestaan uit 14 webwerwe / slimfoon-APP’s wat vir jou ‘n digitale voetspoor vir die besigheid of diensverskaffer bring, gekoppel aan ‘n internasionale en nasionale netwerk wat binnekort Suid-Afrika, Botswana en Swaziland sal insluit.