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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.


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Geography

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 World Ranking: 34
Total 824,292 sq km
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 0.99%
Permanent crops 0.01%
Other 99% (2005)

Irrigated land
80 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources
45.5 cu km (1991)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural)
Total 0.3 cu km/yr (24%/5%/71%)
Per capita 148 cu m/yr (2000)

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


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