Namibia Overview

Country Profile

The Republic of Namibia is situated in south-west Africa, covering an area of 824,300 square kilometers. It has a population of 1.83 million, with over 10 different tribes. Residents are Christian, and the official language is English, although Afrikaans, German, Guang Ya, Nama, and Helle are also spoken. The currency is the Namibia dollar, and Windhoek is the capital.

Namibia National Flag

The Namibian flag contains a yellow sun which symbolizes life and the warm, golden plains and deserts of Namibia. The color blue represents the sky, the Atlantic Ocean, marine resources, and the rain Red represents Namibia’s heroes and their commitment to nation-building, reminding the viewer of equality and future White symbolizes peace and reunification, and green is reminiscent of Namibia’s plants and agriculture.

Namibia Country Flag

History Summary

From the 15th to the 18th century, the Dutch, Portuguese, and British invaded and colonized Namibia; the country saw a total of 190 years of German occupation. In 1915, after victory in the First World War, South Africa seized occupation of what was then West South Africa, which was later renamed Namibia in 1968 by the United Nations General Assembly. In 1977, the UN Security Council terminated the commission of South Africa to Namibia and supported its inclusive independence. On March 21, 1990, Namibia declared independence.

Economy and Culture Overview

Namibia is rich in mineral resources and is one of the world’s largest producers of diamonds and uranium It also has one of the richest coastal fisheries in the world. As such, mining and fishing, along with animal husbandry, are the three economic pillars of Namibian society.

Satisfied demand in Zambia a unique desert plant “hundred leaves”, which is the Tertiary endemic plant residues, the “living fossil” of the title. Another called “Chitose blue” very rare desert plants.

Etosha Park hunting

In northern Namibia there is a natural dried lake, which is no longer inhabitable due to a white layer of salt. Every December at the beginning of the rainy season, rain water collects in the area, leaving seeds to germinate and grow, resulting in an abundance of greenery which attracts tens of thousands of animals. When the dry season returns in May, the land again returns to a dead silence.

Namibia Map

Namibia Map

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