Users' questions

What percentage of Namibia is white?

What percentage of Namibia is white?

6 percent
Whites make up only about 6 percent of Namibia’s population of 2.4 million, but overwhelmingly dominate business ownership. Geingob said Namibia had not seen significant transformation in the 27 years of independence from apartheid South African rule.

Is Namibia a poor country?

Rated as a high middle income country, Namibia’s poverty and inequality levels are among the highest. About 28.7% of the population is poor while 15% are extremely poor. Poverty is highest in rural (37%) than in urban areas (15%).

What is the most tribe in Namibia?

Tribes And Ethnic Groups Of Namibia

Rank Tribe or Ethnicity Share of Namibian Population
1 Ovambo 50%
2 Kavango 9%
3 White Namibian 7%
4 Herero 7%

Does Germany own Namibia?

Germany was a minor colonial power in Africa, especially compared to Britain and France. But among its few possessions, Namibia — then called South-West Africa — was its most prized African colony. Thousands of German settlers grabbed land and cattle from local residents.

What was the population of Namibia in 2011?

These areas do not overlap with constituency boundaries in order to get reliable data for election purposes as well. The 2011 Population and Housing Census counted 2,113,077 inhabitants of Namibia. Between 2001 and 2011 the annual population growth was 1.4%, down from 2.6% in the previous ten–year period.

What kind of people are there in Namibia?

Most Namibian whites and most of the people of mixed race speak Afrikaans. A small amount of whites in the country are descendants of German colonial settlers. In terms of religions among the population, Christians account for 80-90 (approximately 50% of this is Lutheran) of the population, while 10-20% have indigenous beliefs.

Is the population growth rate sustainable in Namibia?

Planning officials view Namibia’s reduced population growth rate as sustainable based on the country’s economic growth over the past decade.

How big is Namibia compared to other countries?

At 825,615 km2 (318,772 sq mi), Namibia is the world’s thirty-fourth largest country (after Venezuela). It lies mostly between latitudes 17° and 29°S (a small area is north of 17°), and longitudes 11° and 26°E.