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The Namibian dollar has been the currency of Namibia since 1993. The dollar replaced the South African rand, which had been the country's currency while it was under South African rule as South-West Africa from 1920. However, the rand is still legal tender and can be exchanged on a one-to-one basis locally.
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia, Angola, Botswana and South Africa. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek, and it is a member state of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community, the African Union, and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Namibia is the driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa and its largest industries include agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry.The large, arid Namib Desert has resulted in Namibia being overall one of the least densely populated countries in the world.The name of the country is derived from the Namib Desert, which at a youthful 80 million years old, is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. The name Namib literally means vast place.
Namibia has the the highest sand dune in the world. Rising dramatically from the Namib Desert, the impressive mound known as Dune 7 comes to about 383m. As a point of reference, The Shard in London is 310m tall.
The Namibian Dollar is the official currency of the Republic of Namibia. The ISO 4127 currency code for the Namibian Dollar is NAD.