Namibia is a sizeable yet sparsely populated country, spanning a total of 824,292 square kilometres (318,260 sq. mi) in Southwest Africa. It features particularly harsh geographical features, with central semi-arid mountains, the Namib Desert on the coast, and the Kalahari Desert to the east of the mountains. Namibia protects a significant proportion (18%) of its land with designated national parks and reserves. Some of these parks, such as the Namib-Naukluft Park and Fish River Canyon Park focus on protecting the landscape, whilst others such as the Etosha National Park focus primarily on wildlife.
Capital city: Windhoek Highest Point: Konigstein (8549ft / 2606m) Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean (0ft / 0m) Land Area: 317,874 sq. mi (823,290 sq. km) Water Area: 387 sq. mi (1002 sq. km) Total Area: 318,261 sq. mi (824,292 sq. km) Coastline: 977 miles (1572 km) Bordering countries (4) Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia