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Namibia - National Climate Change Profile


The Republic of Namibia (henceforth ‘Namibia’) is a large (~824,000 km2) and sparsely populated country (~3 people/km2, the least dense population in Africa) on the west coast of Southern Africa, sharing borders with South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Angola. Within Namibia’s population of ~2.5 million people, it is estimated that at least ~45% live in urban areas with this figure increasing at an annual urbanisation rate of ~4.3%. In terms of total economy size, Namibia is relatively small with a total GDP of ~USD 10.3 billion but enjoys a relatively high standard of living, where annual GDP per capita is estimated to be 7th-greatest in Africa at ~USD 4,140 per capita per annum.

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