Situated on Africa's South-Western seaboard. Bordered by Angola (North), Botswana (East), Zambia and Zimbabwe (North-East), South Africa (South) and the Atlantic Ocean (West). Surface Area – 824 268 km2, divided into 13 regions as determined by the Delimitation Commission
Arid and semi-arid, changing to sub-tropical in the far North-East. Hottest months, November to February (average temperatures, 20-36ºC). Colder months between May and August (average temperatures, 6-10ºC in the mornings and 18-22ºC during the day).
First Sunday in April to first Sunday in September – GMT + 1 hour. October to March – GMT +2 hours.
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Windhoek (administrative, judicial and legislative capital)
21 March, Independence Day (1990)
Parliament is divided into two houses. One is elected directly and the other indirectly by regional elections.
Power divided into Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.
Executive: Headed by the President, elected by direct popular vote for a term of five years.
Judiciary: Operates with total independence, with the Auditor-General as watchdog of the conduct of governance.
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