Population can be described in many different ways in Namibia. It fits under the second category in the demographic transition model. Which is classified as an agricultural population, where birth rates are high, but the population doesn’t live as long. In Namibia’s population pyramid, the base is very large, and looks like a pyramid,] on the way up, the older the age, the less people there are. Namibia’s birth rate is 20.28, significantly higher than the United States. But Namibia’s growth rate is small, 0.67%. The total population of Namibia is 2,198,406 with a 2.82 density, much lower than the United States, because Namibia has more farmland per person.
When Namibia won its independence from South Africa in 1990, this opened up many migration opportunities because of the freedom involved with it. Recent migration in Namibia since 1980 has been internally to the capital, (Windhoek), or other large urban towns outside of the capital.
Less than 1% of Namibia is arable. About 47% of the active population depends on agriculture for their living. Agriculture consists of two sectors: a commercial sector with some 50,000 workers (producing 80% of annual yields), and a subsistence sector situated largely in communal areas. Colonialism left Namibia with a three-tier agricultural production system: 4,000 commercial ranches; 20,000 stock-raising households; and 120,000 mixed-farming operations. The ranches displaced local farmers on 66% of the viable farmland and left only 5% of the land to the 120,000 mixed-farming operations.
Urban Geography Like most places around the world, urban areas of a country account for more people than rural areas. The capital of Namibia has 338,000 people out of the 2 million total population. Most houses in Namibia are small, tightly compacted next to each other, and are on flat areas, such as a desert or plain.
Folk and Pop Culture Culture in Namibia is expressed in several ways. Cultural food, is cattle or sheep, served with brewed beer, and other bought items. Arts include wood carving, and many short stories and tales are told within the Namibian culture.
The principal ethnic groups are the Ovambo, Kavango, Herero/Himba, Damara. The Ovambo make up of half Namibia’s people. And these ethnicities speak together around 30 languages. Namibia’s races consist of black being the largest, with 87.5%, white with 6%, and mixed with 6.5%.
Even though Namibia has a small population, there is great linguistic variety. Most Namibians speak Bantu languages like Oshiwambo and Otjiherero as their first language. Others speak Khoisan languages (Nama/Damara and various Bushman languages), while a smaller percentage are native speakers of Indo-European languages like Afrikaans and English. Afrikaans was promoted as a language of wider communication before independence and is still widely spoken in southern and