Atlas of Namibia

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English Namibia - Republic of Namibia

The Republic of Namibia is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast. It shares borders with ► Angola, and ► Zambia to the north, ► Botswana to the east, and ► South Africa to the south. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990 and its capital city is Windhoek.

Afrikaans Namibië - Republiek van Namibië

Die Republiek van Namibië (vroeër bekend as Suidwes-Afrika) is 'n land in suidwestelike Afrika, aan die Atlantiese kus. Dit word deur Angola en Zambië in die noorde, Botswana in die weste, en Suid-Afrika in die suide begrens.

Deutsch Namibia - Republik Namibia

Die Republik Namibia ist ein Staat im südlichen Afrika.

Short name  Namibia
Official name Republic of Namibia
Status Independent country since 1990
Location Southern Africa
Capital Windhoek
Population 2,504,498 inhabitants
Area 824,292 square kilometres (318,261 sq mi)
Major languages English (official), Afrikaans, German, Nama/Damara, Otjiherero, Oshiwambo, San, Tswana, Kavango Languages, and Caprivi Languages
Major religions Lutheranism, Roman Catholicism, and Traditional Religions
More information Namibia, Geography of Namibia, History of Namibia and Politics of Namibia
More images Namibia - Namibia (Category).

General maps

Map of Namibia, Kaart van Namibië, Karte von Namibia
Same map in Afrikaans, Dieselfde kaart in Afrikaans, die gleiche Karte in Afrikaans
Same map in German, Dieselfde kaart in Duits, die gleiche Karte in Deutsch
Map of Namibia, kaart van Namibië, Karte von Namibia
Rivers and main watersheds of Namibia
Rivers and main watersheds of Namibia (physical map)
Omiramba - ancient river-beds found in the Kalahari Desert

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Namibia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Namibia.

Plan Odendaal (1964)
SWAPO and South Africa Defence Force operations in Angola and Namibia, 1981-1984

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Historical map of the Cape States, Bibliothek allgemeinen und praktischen Wissens für Militäranwärter Band I, 190, Historiese kaart van die Kaap
German South West Africa in 1904, Duits Suidwest-Afrika in 1904
Homelands in 1978, Tuislande in 1978, "Reservate" in 1978

Linguistic maps

File:Afrikaans in Namibia 2011.png Distribution of Afrikaans in Namibia by Region 2011
Distribution of Afrikaans in Namibia
Distribution of Caprivi languages in Namibia
Distribution of Kavango languages in Namibia
Distribution of Nama (Damara) in Namibia
Distribution of Oshiwambo in Namibia
Distribution of Otjiherero in Namibia

Satellite maps

Satellite map, Satelietkaart, Satellitenkarte

Notes and references

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