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									Namibia – April 2004
Daniel Norman Tumason
    Flood plains




1,9 million people
Growth rate 3,1%




             Desert
                       1440 km




            1320 km




                         350 km
Sam Nujoma president
     Minerals in the economy
• 10.000 people work in formal mining.
• Also 1000 informal miners.
• 12% of the GDP now down from 25% in
  the 1980s
  – new sectors entered the economy.
  – price of minerals has dropped.
• Biggest portion of the income in foreign
  currency.
• Produces 6% of the world’s uranium
  – One of the largest uranium mines in world
     Other mineral resources
• Diamonds, on land and off-shore
(gem quality)
• Gold
• Copper
• Semi-precious stones
• Tantalite, tin, lead,
• Zinc
              Agriculture
• More than half of all the jobs.
• About 4000 farms - belong mostly to white
  farmers who farm cattle and sheep
  extensively and export the meat to South
  Africa.
• Some farms produce ostrich meat, mainly
  for export.
The Atlantic coast
                  Fisheries
• Namibia has rich fishing grounds
  – Because of the Benguela current
  – Total catch is about 600.000 t per year
  – Total fleet about 350 vessels
  – Fish is about 25% of exports
  – Main species :
    • Hake, orange roughy, rock lobster, crab (demersal)
    • Horse mackerel, pilchard, sardine, tuna (pelagic)
•   Hake

•   Horse mackerel (tunny)

•   Orange roughy

•   Sardines
                Tourism
• The annual number of visitors is nearing
  the one-million mark.
• What do they do?
  – Spots of natural beauty
  – Golfing
  – Dune adventures
  – German towns – Swakopmund, Luderitz
  – People
• Wild animals
  – Zebra
  – Ostriches
          Causes of death
• In Namibia 6,934 people die of AIDS every
  year. But every year 19,624 people die so
  about 1/3 of Namibian deaths are from
  AIDS.

• In Iceland about 2000 people die every
  year and nobody died of AIDS year 2000
  in Iceland.
Nuggets
• Namibia is home to the largest
  population of cheetah still in
  existence.
• Namibia has more kilometres of
  road per capita than any other part
  of Africa.
• The Fish River Canyon is 27km
  wide and 550m deep.
• One of Africa's endangered species,
  the black rhino finds sanctuary in
  Etosha.
  http://www.met.gov.na/central.html
Icelandic International
Development Agency
 From the Out of Africa cafe in Swakopmund




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