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Namibia, formerly South-West Africa, republic in southwestern Africa, bounded on the north by Angola and Zambia, on the east by Botswana and South Africa, on the south by South Africa, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The area of Namibia is 824,269 sq km (318,252 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Windhoek.



Brandenburg, Jim. Sand and Fog: Adventures in Southern Africa. Walker, 1994. Richly illustrated natural history of Namibia; for younger readers.

Pendleton, Wade C. Katutura: A Place Where We Stay: Life in a Post-Apartheid Township in Namibia. Ohio University Center for International Studies, 1996. How the end of apartheid and rapid urbanization has affected the people of Namibia.

Norval, Morgan. Death in the Desert: The Namibian Tragedy. Selous Foundation, 1989. South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), the United Nations (UN), and South Africa as contending forces in protracted war.


Microsoft Encarta 2009. 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation.

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Windhoek, South-West Africa, largest city, capital, Angola, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, republic, east

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