Interesting Facts about Namibia
Namibia Interesting Facts
Namibia, officially tthe Republic of Namibia, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Namibia:
- Namibia is home to the world’s oldest desert.
- Namibia is home to desert elephants.
- More than 30 languages are spoken in Namibia.
- The largest underwater lake in the world is located in Namibia.
- One of the highest sand dunes in the world is in Namibia.
- Namibia is the second least populated country.
- In Namibia you can find pieces of the Gibeon meteorite.
- There are 13 ethnic groups in Namibia.
- Namibia has one of the largest concentrations of rock art in Africa.
- Namibia was colonized by South Africa.
- The largest population of free-roaming cheetahs in the world are living in Namibia.
- Namibia became independent in 1990.
- The second-largest canyon in the world is located in Namibia.
- Namibia was the first African country to use electronic voting in its presidential elections.
- The Skeleton Coast in Namibia is the world's largest burial site for sailors and ships.
- Almost 20% of Namibia is protected by national parks such as Etosha.
- The Namibian dollar is interchangeable with the South African rand.
- The Cape Cross Seal Sanctuary in Namibia is the world's largest fur seal breeding colony.
- Namibia borders South African, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.