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Flag of Namibia

The flag of Namibia was adopted on 21 March 1990 upon independence from South Africa.

The National Symbols Sub-Committee received 870 entries for the national flag. Six designs were short-listed; this was reduced to three, those of three Namibians - Theo Jankowski of Rehoboth, Don Stevenson of Windhoek and Ortrud Clay of Lüderitz. These three designs were combined to form the Namibia national flag, adopted unanimously on 2 February 1990 by the Constituent Assembly. The three designers were publicly acknowledged by judge Hans Berker, the chairman of the subcommittee, at the unveiling ceremony on 9 March 1990.

However, two other claims were made - South African Frederick Brownell claimed that he had designed the flag in his role as South African State Herald. The other claimant was Briton Roy Allen who claimed that the flag design was the result of a competition run by Hannes Smith of the Windhoek Observer, and that he had won.

The chairman explained the symbolism of the flag's colours as follows: The golden-yellow sun represents life and energy.

* Red - represents Namibia's most important resource, its people. It refers to their heroism and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for all.

* White - refers to peace and unity.

* Green - symbolises vegetation and agricultural resources.

* Blue - represents the clear Namibian sky and the Atlantic Ocean, the country's precious water resources and rain.

The flag has a white-edged red diagonal band radiating diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner. The upper triangle is blue with a gold sun with 12 triangular rays and the lower triangle is green.

In Blazon: Tierced per bend sinister Azure, and Vert, a bend sinister Gules fimbriated Argent and in dexter chief a Sun with twelve straight rays Or charged with an annulet Azure.
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Flag of Namibia

Country - Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean; it shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of the Zambezi River (essentially a small bulge in Botswana to achieve a Botswana/Zambia micro-border) separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek, and it is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Namibia, the driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, was inhabited since early times by the San, Damara, and Nama peoples. Around the 14th century, immigrating Bantu peoples arrived as part of the Bantu expansion. Since then, the Bantu groups, one of which is known as the Ovambo people, have dominated the population of the country; since the late 19th century, they have constituted a majority.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Angola 
  •  Botswana 
  •  South Africa 
  •  Zambia 

Language

Flag of Namibia (English)  Bandiera della Namibia (Italiano)  Vlag van Namibië (Nederlands)  Drapeau de la Namibie (Français)  Flaggen Namibias (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Namíbia (Português)  Флаг Намибии (Русский)  Bandera de Namibia (Español)  Flaga Namibii (Polski)  纳米比亚国旗 (中文)  Namibias flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Namibiei (Română)  ナミビアの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Намібії (Українська)  Национално знаме на Намибия (Български)  나미비아의 국기 (한국어)  Namibian lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Namibia (Bahasa Indonesia)  Namibijos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Namibias flag (Dansk)  Vlajka Namibie (Česky)  Namibya bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Намибије (Српски / Srpski)  Namiibia lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Namíbie (Slovenčina)  Namíbia zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Namibije (Hrvatski)  ธงชาตินามิเบีย (ไทย)  Σημαία της Ναμίμπιας (Ελληνικά) 
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