Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Robin S. Corfield
THE REPUBLIC OF Namibia has a land area of 318,696 sq, mi, (824,290 square km.), a population of 2,074,000 (2006 est.), and a population density of 6,5 people per sq, mi, (2,5 people per square km.), Namibia has the lowest population density of any African country. Much of Namibia is arid, with only 1 percent of the land arable and 46 percent used for pasture, mainly low intensity grazing of cattle, sheep, and goats. The country has an extremely low rate of carbon dioxide emissions, at 1 metric ton per Since ...