The Flag of Namibia

The flag of Namibia consists of a white-edged red diagonal band, dividing the flag into two triangles. The upper triangle is blue with a golden sun with twelve triangular rays, and the lower triangle is green. This flag is symbolic of the country's natural resources, peace, and the desire for unity among its people.

The Flag of Namibia

History

The flag of Namibia was adopted on March 21, 1990, the day Namibia gained independence from South African rule. The design was selected as the winning entry in a competition that drew over 800 submissions. The colors and symbols on the flag are rich in meaning: red represents Namibia's people and their heroism, white stands for peace and unity, blue symbolizes the sky and the Atlantic Ocean, green is emblematic of the country's agriculture and vegetation, and the golden sun represents life and energy. The flag's design reflects the influence of the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), the liberation movement that became the dominant political party in Namibia, but it was modified to be inclusive of all Namibians and to represent the country's aspirations for peace and unity.