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Statistical Comparison between Namibia and the U.S.A.

All statistics are taken from THE WORLD ALMANAC 2003

  Namibia U.S.A.
Area 317,900 square miles 3,539,200 square miles
Arable Land  1% (3,179 sq.mi.) 19% (672,448 sq.mi.)
Population Density 6 per square mile 79 per square mile
Human Population 1,820,916 280,562,489
Cattle 2,100,000 97,280,000
Chickens 2,350,000 1,830,000,000
Goats 1,700,000 1,350,000
GDP $7.6 billion $9.963 trillion
Per Capita GDP $4,300 $36,200
Passenger Cars 62,500 129.73 million
Television Sets 27.6 per 1,000 population 847 per 1,000 population
Telephones 217,400 317,000,000
Daily Newspaper Circulation 27.4 per 1,000 population 215 per 1,000 population
Literacy (1993) 76% (1994) 97%
Life Expectancy Male:40.8  Female: 37.1 Male: 74.5  Female: 80.2
Infant Mortality 72.4 per 1,000 live births 6.7 per 1,000 live births
Government Type Republic Federal Republic
Capital Windhoek, pop. 216,000 Washington, D.C. pop. 3,997,000
Defense Budget (2001) $87 million (2002) $343.3 billion

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