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Symbols

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The National Flag

The National Flag is a symbol of our struggle for national unity. It symbolises peace, unity and a common loyalty to Namibia. The National Flag represents the nation in every aspect.

The sun symbolises life and energy. The colour gold represents warmth and the colour of our plains and the Namib Desert. Blue symbolises the Namibian sky, the Atlantic Ocean, our marine resources and the importance or rain and water. Red represents the Namibian people, their heroism and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for all. White refers to peace and unity. Green symbolises Namibia's vegetation and agricultural resources. The Flag is rectangular,with the colours arranged diagonally across it. The top left had triangle is blue, the centre band red and the bottom right had triangle is greed.

The colours are separated by narrow white bands. On the blue triangle is a golden sun with twelve triangular rays. The rays are separated from the golden centre by a blue ring.

The President's Flag

The flag of Namibia's President represents the supreme authority of the head of state and chief executive and is flown to indicate his presence.

The flag is also flown on the President's car. The flag is rectangular with three triangles in the colours blue, gold and green. The gold is charged with the Coat of Arms. The use of the President's Flag is restricted to Namibia. When the President travels to other countries only the National Flag is used. This means that only the National Flag can be flown in foreign countries to represent Namibia, while the President's Flag represents the status and authority of the President of Namibia.

National Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms represents Namibia and its people. It is also the official emblem of the Government Service as a statute body.

The Coat of Arms is therefore depicted on official stationary, used by public servants. Various national symbols are represented on the Coat of Arms. The National Flag is reproduced on the shield. The two animals and the plant on the Coat of Arms are used symbolically.

The African Fish Eagle has excellent vision and is thus a symbol of the farsightedness of our country's leaders. The Oryx antelope is renowned for its courage, elegance and pride.

The Welwitchia mirabilis, a unique desert plant, is a fighter for survival and is therefore a symbol of our nation's fortitude and tenacity. The headband refers to our traditions and the diamond shapes to our natural resources.

The motto Unity, Liberty, Justice enshrines the key principles embodies in the Constitution. The Coat of Arms may not be used by private bodies without the express permission of the President.

National Seal

The Constitution provides that the National Seal shall be in the custody of the President or such person whom the President may designate for such purpose and shall be used on such official documents as the President may determine.

Namibia's National Anthem

Namibia Land of the Brave was composed and written by Mr. Axali Doeseb. Namibia Land of the Brave represents the history of Namibia and its people. It describes their will to survive and hardships and, most importantly, their love for their country and their nation. It reminds them never to forget the past, but to strive for national unity.

 

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
Beloved land of savannahs
Hold high the banner of liberty
Chorus:
Namibia our Country
Namibia Motherland
we love thee

Government Country Info Symbols Constitution Holidays Map