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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Namibia

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NAMIBIA
NAMIBIA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Namibia - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

264

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

SWA

Internet country code

NA

GRC Country Code

NAM

Namibia - Languages

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Language map External

28 languages are spoken in Namibia. The official language is English External (100 000 speakers). There are 146 000 Afrikaans External-speakers; 141 000 Herero External-speakers; 30 000 Kwambi External-speakers and 90 000 Nama External-speakers.

Namibia - Company legal forms

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Company legal forms used in Namibia include:

   Close Corporation
   Company
   Sole Trader

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Namibia - Example address format

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Addresses written in a non-native language are likely to be written in English. Deliveries are to post office boxes or locked bags only.

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured, but usually written in English. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Namibia - Post office box

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This is written PO Box. Private Bag is also found.

image Post office boxes in Windhoek. Source: Wikipedia

Namibia - Postal codes

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There is no postal code system in Namibia.

A 5-digit code is under consideration. If implemented, the code would be written on its own as the last line of the address block.

Namibia - Postal code format

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Namibia - Postal code specifics

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Namibia - Postal code regular expression

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Namibia - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Namibia

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In 2013 Lüderitz became !Nami≠Nüs and Schuckmannsburg became Lohonono.

Refer to Exonyms in Namibia for full lists of place names in Namibia in other languages.

Namibia - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Namibia

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Namibian fixed geographic numbers have area codes with a length ranging between 2 and 4 digits when called from abroad, and a total number length of 8 to 9 digits. Mobile numbers have a total of 9 digits and the area codes 60, 81, 82 or 85.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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