Namibia is located in southwest Africa. The second least densely populated country in the world with only 2.5 million inhabitants, Namibia gained its independence in 1990. It is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including rare and endemic species of fauna and flora. Windhoek is the capital city and other major urban areas include the coastal harbour town of Walvis Bay, Oshakati in the central north and Katima Mulilo in the far northeast, to name but a few. In the north, Etosha National Park is the country’s most prominent tourist attraction and is considered as one of the top national parks in Africa. Namibia’s prolific mining industry produces the highest gem quality marine diamonds in the world. Namibia is listed among the top 5 uranium producers globally as well as one of the top gold producers. Namibia is also the largest producer of salt in subsaharan Africa.