Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib desert along the 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 sprawling salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes.
Currency: Namibian dollar
Population: 2.303 million (2013) World Bank
President: Hage Geingob
Official language: English