Namibia's flag was first flown on March 21, 1990, following the country's independence from South Africa. A national competition was held to design the flag, and the National Symbols Sub-Committee received 870 applications. Six designs were shortlisted and then reduced down to three, submitted by Namibians Theo Jankowski, Don Stevenson, and Ortrud Clay. These three designs were subsequently blended to form the final flag design, which the Constituent Assembly approved on February 2, 1990.
However, there have been assertions made by others about the origin of the flag design. In his capacity as South African State Herald, South African Frederick Brownell claimed to have designed the flag. Another allegation was made by Briton Roy Allen, who claimed that the flag design was the product of a competition organized by Hannes Smith of the Windhoek Observer, which he won.
Namibia's flag is famous for its diagonal line, a feature that is quite uncommon in national flags. Other national flags with diagonal lines include those of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Brunei.
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Namibia is a country located in Southern Africa, bordered by Angola to the north, Zambia to the northeast, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the south and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It has a population of about 2.5 million people and its capital is Windhoek.
Namibia has a rich and diverse history, with a mix of African, European, and other influences. The country was colonized by Germany in the late 19th century and remained a German colony until 1915, when it was occupied by South Africa. Namibia gained independence in 1990 and is today a presidential representative democratic republic with a president as its head of state and government.
The economy of Namibia is based on a mix of industries, including agriculture, mining, and tourism. The country is rich in natural resources, including diamonds, uranium, and copper, and these are important exports. Namibia has a mixed economy and is working to develop its infrastructure and other sectors.
The official language of Namibia is English, although a number of indigenous languages are also spoken. The population of Namibia is predominantly Christian, with a small minority of other religions. Namibia has a rich cultural heritage, with a mix of African, European, and other influences. The country is known for its music, dance, and traditional crafts, such as basketry and woodcarving.
|Country codes||NA, NAM (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Republic of Namibia|
|Official languages||English, Afrikaans, German|
|Religion||87.9% Christianity, 10.2% Traditional faiths, 1.6% No religion, 0.3% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (CAST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Southern African Development Community|
|Population density||3 per Km2 (8 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||55.2 % of the population is urban (1,403,099 people in 2020)|
|Median age||21.8 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 823,290 Km2 (317,874 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Königstein (2 573 m, 8 442 ft)|
|Lowest point||South Atlantic Ocean|
|GDP per capita||$ 4,865 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Namibian dollar ($, NAD)|
|Internet TLD||.na (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Namibia Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Namibia