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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Namibia - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



3 022 401 (2023) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Namibia - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 24th May 2021

In English and Nama:


(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

In Afrikaans:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Namibia - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 24th May 2021

In English and Nama:


In Afrikaans:


Namibia - Languages


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


Company legal forms used in Namibia include:

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

Namibia - Example address format


   Note: This section last updated 1st January 2019


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:





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

Namibia - Post office box


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

image Post office boxes in Windhoek. Source: Wikipedia

Namibia - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 1st January 2019

A 5-digit code has now been implemented in Namibia. The code is written on its own as the last line of the address block. The first two digits indicate the region, the final two the delivery post office. All codes commence with number ranges between 10 and 23. The third digit is currently always 0. The fourth digit ranges from 0 to 3.

Namibia - Postal code format graphic


Namibia - Postal code format

Namibia - Postal code specifics

Namibia - Postal code regular expression


Namibia - Postal code level of coverage


Namibia - Postal code map

Namibia Postal Codes Map

Place names in Namibia


   Note: This section last updated 27th December 2018

Where places are in the Khoekhoe language, the click sounds may be rendered in text using the symbols ‖ or ‡, or their alternatives ! and ≠.

In 2013 Lüderitz became !Nami≠Nûs (or ‖Nami‡Nûs) and Schuckmannsburg became Lohonono.

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

Namibia - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 27th December 2018

Namibia has 14 regions External:

Region Postal code
Erongo External 13
Hardap External 22
!Karas or ‖Karas External 23
Kavango East External 19
Kavango West External 18
Khomas External 10
Kunene External 21
Ohangwena External 17
Omaheke External 11
Omusati External 16
Oshana External 15
Oshikoto External 14
Otjozondjupa External 12
Zambezi External 20

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Namibia


   Note: This section last updated 18th November 2013

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 

Properties with value Namibia


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