Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone
Management Company

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Country Facts
Location Walvis Bay is situated between the Namib desert and Atlantic Ocean, on the west coast of the Republic of Namibia.

The country is bordered by South Africa, Angola and Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabawe.

GPS: Lat.: 22.95°S, Long.: 14.50°E

Population Walvis Bay 60 000
Namibia 1,83 million (2001 census)
Politics The President is Hifikepunye Pohamba of the ruling party, SWAPO. The political structure is based on a multi-party democracy.
Economy Free market economy. The Namibian Stock Exchange has 20 companies listed.
Climate Walvis Bay - Arid with temperate weather 10 to 25 degrees Centigrade, rest of the country - arid, savana and sub-tropic
Languages Official language: English
Other major languages: Afrikaans, Oshiwambo, German, Herero, Khoekhoegowab, Damara-Nama, Lozi, Kwangali,Tswana, Portuguese, Spanish
Measures Metric system
Electric Current 220 volts AC 50Hz
Time Winter is GMT + 1 Hour (1st Sunday in April to 1st Sunday in September), while Summer is GMT + 2 Hours (September to April)
Currency Namibia Dollar (N$) / RSA Rand = 100 cents
Traffic Drive on the left hand side of the road. General speed limit of 120 km/h on open roads. Safety belts must be worn. Overseas visitors must be in possession of a valid international driver's licence.
Principal Exports Diamonds, Minerals, Fish, Livestock & its by-products
Principal Imports Food & Beverages, Vehicles, Machinery
Main Export Destinations UK, South Africa, Spain, France, Switzerland, Australia, USA
Main Import Origins South Africa, Germany, USA, France
Literacy 81,4%
Natural Resource s Diamonds, Uranium, Cattle, Fish, Wildlife, Marine Resources