(WIPO code: NA) (latest review December 2020)

by SPOOR & FISHER, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Pretoria, South Africa

General Information

Area

824,268 sq. km.

Population

2,561,378 (estimated December 2020).

Capital

Windhoek.

Languages

English (official), Afrikaans, German, Khoekhoe (Nama), Herero, Ovambo.

Currency

Namibian dollar (N$).

Industries

Agriculture: stock raising and marketing of karakul pelts; mining: diamonds, copper, gold, tin, lead, uranium.

General Remarks

A former German protectorate, and since 1915 administered by the Republic of South Africa, originally under a mandate from the League of Nations, Namibia became an independent nation on March 21, 1990, following multi-party elections and the establishment of a constitution.