Namibia BICYCLE TOURING STATISTICS
Namibia is a large and sparsely populated country on Africa's southwest coast. The low population can be attributed to the country's harsh geography the coastal Namib Desert, central semiarid mountains, and the Kalahari Desert in eastern Namibia. Ocean currents coming from the south make the coastline cooler and subject to sea fog. About 87 percent of the residents are black, 6 percent are white, and 6.5 percent are mixed. Ovamboland, in northern Namibia, is home to the Ovambo (Owambo) ethnic group, who make up half of Namibia's population. During World War I, South Africa captured Namibia from Germany ethnic Germans are still a sizable minority. Indepen-dence from South Africa was achieved in 1990. The multiparty, multiracial democracy has inherited an economy based on mining (mostly diamonds), tourism, cattle ranching, and fishing.
37% of Namibian(s) live in urban centers, and 85% can read and write one of the many languages such as Oshiwambo, Afrikaans, German, English. Namibian(s) have an average life expectancy rate of 59 years and most follow the Lutheran, other Christian, indigenous beliefs religions. 47% Agriculture of Namibian(s) work in the agriculture industry which produces , and 20% Industry work in the industry producing meatpacking, fish processing, dairy products, mining (diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper). Another 33% Services work in the services sector such as tourism and retail environments. diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium, cattle, processed fish, karakul skins are regularly exported to other countries in the world from Namibia. The Gross Domestic Product per capita is $6,400 with 0.70% annual growth.
Namibia uses the telephone country code of 264 and internet hosts use the .na suffix. Namibia uses the Dollar (NAD).
The dollar has been the currency of Namibia since 1993. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively N$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents. The dollar replaced the South African rand, which had been the country's currency while it was under South African rule as South-West Africa 1920-1990. The rand is still legal tender, as the Namibian dollar is linked to the South African rand and can be exchanged on a one-to-one basis locally. Namibia was also part of the Common Monetary Area from independence in 1990 until introduction of the dollar in 1993. Hendrik Witbooi, once a Namaqua chief and instrumental in leading the revolts against German rule at the turn of the 20th century, is depicted on all banknotes.
10 Dollars is the lowest currency bill in circulation as of 2012.
(One Canadian Dollar equals 9.72 NAD)
Road Conditions: The Tar roads are narrow, and the dirt roads are very sandy and broken up – Stay off the ‘D’ roads
Hills: Hills in the centre of the country and some in the west, nothing too steep.
Weather: Hot all the way around the country
Best Beer: Windhoek Draught
Visa Cost: No cost
Visa Length: 90 days
| Distance Traveled: 1915.86 km|
Distance Ascended: 11,074 m
Distance Descended: 9,713 m
Energy Consumed: 79,768 calories
| Overall Cost: $275.58|
|Longest Day: 2011-12-17 - 107.26 km|
Most Climbed: 2011-11-18 - 952.00 m
|Most Energy Burned: 2011-11-18 - 5067.00 calories|
Most Expensive Day: 2011-11-17 - $ 23.74
|Date||Location||Distance (km)||Cost ($CAD)||Map|
|2011-12-19||Middle of Nowhere, NA||53.47||$21.27||Map|
|2011-12-17||Middle of Nowhere, NA||107.26||$0.00||Map|
|2011-12-12||Middle of Nowhere, NA||62.27||$17.37||Map|
|2011-12-11||Middle of Nowhere, NA||84.21||$2.64||Map|
|2011-12-08||Middle of Nowhere, NA||88.01||$12.33||Map|
|2011-12-02||Walvis Bay, NA||5.37||$7.46||Map|
|2011-12-01||Walvs Bay, NA||5.00||$15.56||Map|
|2011-11-30||Walvis Bay, NA||74.16||$18.07||Map|
|2011-11-29||Middle of Nowhere, NA||94.17||$0.00||Map|
|2011-11-28||Middle of Nowhere, NA||78.10||$-23.62||Map|
|2011-11-24||Middle of Nowhere, NA||89.35||$0.00||Map|
|2011-11-22||Middle of Nowhere, NA||57.60||$0.00||Map|
|2011-11-21||Middle of Nowhere, NA||58.40||$0.00||Map|
|2011-11-20||Middle of Nowhere, NA||69.42||$10.94||Map|
|2011-11-18||Middle of Nowhere, NA||95.88||$0.00||Map|
|2011-11-17||Rosh Pinah, NA||3.61||$23.74||Map|
|2011-11-16||Rosh Pinah, NA||77.44||$4.49||Map|
|2011-11-15||Middle of Nowhere, NA||37.86||$0.00||Map|