Flag of Namibia

Namibia Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesNA, NAM, 516
Official NameRepublic of Namibia
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencyNamibian Dollar (NAD), South African Rand (ZAR)
Calling Code+264
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community, Commonwealth of Nations
PopulationApproximately 2.5 million
Total Area825,615 km²
Highest PointBrandberg Mountain (2,573 meters, 8,439 feet)
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 4,800
Life Expectancy63 years
Internet TLD.na

Namibia National Anthem

Namibia, Land of the Brave

Namibia, land of the brave,
Freedom fight we have won,
Glory to their bravery,
Whose blood waters our freedom.
We give our love and loyalty,
Together in unity,
Contrasting beautiful Namibia,
Namibia, our country.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Namibia Flag

The national flag of Namibia was officially adopted on March 21, 1990, the day of Namibia’s independence from South African rule. The flag features a diagonal band from the lower hoist-side corner to the upper fly-side corner, with blue, red, green, white, and gold-yellow colors. Each element of the flag holds significant symbolism reflecting the country’s past, present, and aspirations.

The blue represents the Atlantic Ocean, the sky, and Namibia’s marine resources. The red symbolizes Namibia’s people, their heroism, and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for all. The green stands for the country’s agriculture, forests, and natural wealth. The white bands represent peace and unity, while the gold-yellow sun symbolizes life and energy.

The design of the flag was chosen from submissions in a national competition. Frederick Brownell, the designer of the flag, created a symbol that merged elements from the flags of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) and the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), the two major political parties at the time. This blend was intended to represent the country’s diverse population and the reconciliation and peace-building efforts following years of conflict.

The Namibian flag is a potent symbol of the nation’s sovereignty, diverse cultural heritage, and natural wealth. It reflects the struggles of the past and the country’s hopes for a united and prosperous future. The flag is prominently displayed across Namibia on national holidays, at official events, and in international contexts, symbolizing the pride and unity of the Namibian people.