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Namibia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 1,802   Population 2000 (UN '000) 1,757
Area (km2) 819,964   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 90
Number of Administrative Units 102   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 18
Number of Urban Extents 24   Number of Settlement Points 34

Namibia Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Namibia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type Constituency
Number of Units 102
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 18
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 1,411
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 1,590
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 1,802
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 1,375
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 1,585
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 1,757
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 819,964
Average Input Resolution (km) 90
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 34
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 223,481
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,986
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 18,793
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 24
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 409
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 6
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 103
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 2,469
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 255,775
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,477
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 27,408
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 657,792
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 35%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 31%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 29
Regression-estimated Extents 4
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2001 population data from Census Preliminary Results In Brief, Namibia National Planning Commission, Central Bureau Of Statistics, March 2002; and 1991 data from Republic of Namibia (1993), Statistical Abstract 1993, Number 2, National Planning Commission, Center of Statistics Office, Windhoek, Namibia.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Atlas of Namibia: A portrait of the land and its people by John Mendelsohn, Alice Jarvis, Carole Roberts and Tony Robertson; published in 2002 by David Philip, Cape Town and Atlas of Namibia Project, 2002, Directorate of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Tourism:
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
1991 Namibia Population and Housing Census, UN Statistical Library; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
The district headquarters and other settlements of rapid population growth with facili-ties that tend to encourage people to engage in non-agricultural activities.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Data were extrapolated using regional level growth rates between 1991 and 2001. These rates were applied to the 2001 population to extrapolate the data to target years. A 5% growth rate cap was applied to select units. Note that the 2001 population at the Constituency level doesn''t include "Institutional Population."
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
Walvis Bay urban boundary amended as per new spatial data.