Namibia Michaiah wheeler

Covering 318,500 square miles (825,000 square kilometers) on the southwest coast of Africa, Namibia is bordered by Angola and Zambia (north), Botswana (east), South Africa (south), and the Atlantic Ocean (west). The coast, with its productive fishing grounds and the deep water harbor of Walvis Bay, is edged by the dunes and gravel plains of the Namib desert.
The capital of Namibia is Windhoek. It's latitude is -22.56 and longitude of 17.08 (this picture is an elder woman)

This is a picture of the capital from a far away view

Namibia capital at night

A church that's in the capital city

The African continent has the second largest population in the world, at about one billion people. Well over one thousand languages are spoken by the people of Africa. Some estimates put this number closer to two thousand. The largest religion in Africa is Islam, followed by Christianity. The African population is approximately 14.72% of the world's population (as of 2009). The oldest human remains ever discovered were found in Ethiopia. They are approximately 200,000 years old.
The country gets its name from the Namib Desert – one of the world’s oldest deserts. Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world.Namibia was a German colony, then captured by South Africa in World War I. It became independent in 1990 – just over 20 years ago. Sossusvlei Sand Dunes are some of the highest in the world
Mostly, Namibia has a subtropical desert climate characterized by great differences in day and nighttime temperatures, low rainfall and overall low humidity. Namibia experiences winter and summer at opposite times as Europe. With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually Namibia is one of the sunniest countries in worldwide. The climate is generally arid which means that the potential evaporation is higher than the precipitation, which again results in a very low humidity.
Wet season weather storm clouds starting to come in.
Dry season little to no rain.
Namibia is located in southern Africa. Namibia is bordered by the Atlanitc Ocean, Angola to the north, Zambia and Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south.( the photo in the background is of the countries that boarder it)
Kunene River, Ugab River, Omaruru River Swakop River,Khan River, Kuiseb River Orange River,Fish River
Inland, the hills and plains of the central plateau are predominantly scrub savannah, gradually transforming into the Kalahari semi-desert to the east. The flat north-central and northeastern regions have extensive flood pla ins and areas of dense vegetation. The driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia only has permanent rivers on its northern and southern borders.

( the photo in the background is a place where the go mining )

Namibia is rich in natural resources in terms of incredible landscapes, wildlife and flora.

A water fall that they could use to get water
(Fish) The country’s fishing grounds extend up to 200 nautical miles and are regarded as some of the richest in the world. Namibia has over 20 commercial species such as hake, pilchard, kingklip, tuna and rock lobster being harvested. About 600,000 tons of fish are harvested each year.
Diamonds, Copper ,Gold ,Uranium ,Lead ,Tin, Zinc, Salt ,Vanadium ,Tungsten
Coal occurs in the following areas; Kaokoland, Omwambo, Kavango and Caprivi, the Huab Basin (western Damaraland), the Waterberg Basin and the Aranod Basin. Considerable amounts of technical data exists on most of these areas.

This is a red skin lady and her son / daughter. They cover their hair in red clay mud and also their skin








Rehoboth Basters



Bushmen (San)




Herero ladies

Himba child

Christianity is the most widespread religion in Namibia; however, the largest Christian division is the Lutheran church. About 80 or 90 percent of the population in Namibia are Christians. The Lutheran Church was established n Namibia by the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission which was earlier known as the Finnish Missionary society.
These photos are of Jesus Christ
Two important Namibian holidays fall on August 26. This day was first established in the nineteenth century as Red Day by the Herero in remembrance of their fallen chiefs. (The Herero is a group that depended on herding cattle in the region of Namibia around the mid-sixteenth century. They lost ground to other groups over rights to grazing lands.) It is still marked by the wearing of dark red costumes. After independence, August 26 also became Heroes Day. This is an official holiday celebrating SWAPO's first armed battle with the South African military. Independence Day, March 31, bears the characteristics of independence days celebrated throughout the world: military parades, speeches by politicians, and plenty of food and festivities
Kids doing one of their traditional dances. The other one is a photo of a float in one of their parades .
Politics of Namibia takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Namibia is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by both the President and the Government.
Namibia is characterized by great economic inequality; the wealthiest 1 percent consume more than the poorest half of the population combined. Segregation has continued since the end of apartheid, although more non-whites have joined the upper classes. Whites, only 7 percent of the population, own and manage most large businesses and commercial farms; in the civil service, the races are on more equal terms. In the rural communal areas, teachers, health care workers, government employees, and successful business people form a local elite, though they are still closely integrated into their communities through kinship ties and obligations.
Food in Daily Life. For agriculturalists, the staple foods are millet and sorghum; for pastoralists, dairy products. Beans and greens are eaten with millet in the north, but otherwise few vegetables are grown or consumed. Hunting and gathering, more important in the past, still provides a dietary supplement for some. Meat is highly desired and eaten as often as it is feasible—daily for some, on special occasions.
Some kind of worms an black eyed peas.
The Relative Status of Women and Men. Women married to migrant laborers have taken on some traditionally male responsibilities, and women who fled the country to participate in the liberation struggle took on new roles as combatants, students, and refugee camp workers. They pushed SWAPO to support gender equality and helped ensure that the Constitution guarantees equal rights for men and women, however the process of changing discriminatory legislation is slow and ongoing. Women still have fewer economic opportunities than men, and the incidence of rape and domestic violence is extremely high.
Overfishing and the 1993–94 outbreak of ‘red tide’ along the Skeleton Coast have decimated the sea lion population, both through starvation and commercially inspired culling. Also, the poaching of desert rhinos, elephants and other Damaraland species has caused their numbers to decrease, and the desert lion, which once roamed the Skeleton Coast, is now considered extinct.
Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from some serious environmental problems, including deforestation, soil erosion, desertification, wetland degradation, and insect infestation. Efforts to deal with these problems, however, have been handicapped by a real failure to understand their nature and possible remedies. Conventional wisdom views the people of this region as highly irresponsible toward the environment and looks to the international community to save them from themselves
Most boys and girls attend primary school, although sometimes they stay at home to help with the livestock or crops. Education is highly valued, but the limited availability of places in secondary and tertiary schools, as well as the expense involved, hinders many students from continuing beyond primary school.
During 2017 Namibia population is projected to increased by 57 953 people and reach 2 600 857 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 58 258. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 305 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Namibia to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).
Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek's Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes. Namibia is 318,772 mi²
RULE OF LAW Property Rights53.8 Government Integrity41.3 Judicial Effectiveness50.6 GOVERNMENT SIZE Government Spending55.6 Tax Burden65.2 Fiscal Health66.4 REGULATORY EFFICIENCY Business Freedom67.6 Labor Freedom84.4 Monetary Freedom77.2 OPEN MARKETS Trade Freedom83.5 Investment Freedom65.0 Financial Freedom40.0
the life expectancy in Namibia is 53 years for males and 60 for females. The life expectancy for urban dwellers is higher than that of people living in rural areas by more than six years.
Youth literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15-24 who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
The Central Plateau runs from north to south, bordered by the Skeleton Coast to the northwest, the Namib Desert and its coastal plains to the southwest, the Orange River to the south, and the Kalahari Desert to the east. The Central Plateau is home to the highest point in Namibia at Königstein elevation 2,606 metres (8,550 ft).[2] Within the wide, flat Central Plateau is the majority of Namibia’s population and economic activity. Windhoek, the nation’s capital, is located here, as well as most of the arable land. Although arable land accounts for only 1% of Namibia.

Red - represents Namibia's most important resource, its people. It refers to their heroism and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for all. White - refers to peace and unity. ... Blue - represents the clear Namibian sky and the Atlantic Ocean, the country's precious water resources and rain.

Namibia, Regional Development, Innovation Systems, Planning During the last decade, globalisation and modern technologies have engendered as much challenges as opportunities for economies of many states in several respects. This is especially true for less developed countries such as Namibia. With the rapid introduction of new modern technologies and speedy disposal of the old ones; many nation states face a spatial change. Hypothet

Solar panels that they use to get power
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Michaiah Wheeler


Created with images by David W. Siu - "Mother & Calf" • kolibri5 - "elephant africa namibia" • K. Kendall - "Namibian Grandmother" • coda - "Dude on a horse, Windhoek" • Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "Afrika" • David W. Siu - "Ovahimba Mother & Child" • falco - "church window church window" • Identity Photogr@phy - "belief" • ideacreamanuelaPps - "Cross_Prague" • chaz jackson - "Cross" • GregMontani - "dolls namibia herero" • heatheronhertravels - "Namibia" • Liv Unni Sødem - "Slaughtermeat, Africa" • USFWS Headquarters - "California condor pair in flight" • Peter Blanchard - "Deforested" • - - "namibia-map" • Star for Life - "Namibian students with their Dream book"

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