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National Flag of Namibia

The National Flag is a symbol of our struggle for national unity. It symbolises peace, unity and a common loyalty to Namibia.

The Flag is rectangular, with the colours arranged diagonally across it. The top lefthand triangle is blue, the centre band red and the bottom righthand triangle is green. The colours are seperated by narrow white bands. On the blue triangle is a golden sun with twelve triangular rays. The rays are seperated from the golden centre by a blue ring.

  • 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 of 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.


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 stationery 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 farsightednes of our country's leaders.
    • The Oryx antelope is renowned for its courage, elegance and pride.
    • The Welwitschia 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 embodied in the Namibian Constitution.

The Coat of Arms may not be used by private bodies without the express permission of the President.


National Anthem
[Namibia Land of the brave]

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The name of the National Anthem is Namibia Land of the Brave.
It was composed and written by Axali Doeseb.

Namibia Land of the Brave represents the history of Namibia and its people. It describes their will to survive amid 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
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

NAMIBIA our Country
NAMIBIA motherland
We love thee

President's Flag

The Flag of Namibia's President represents the supreme authority of the head of state and chief executive and is 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 in Namibia.

National Seal

The National Seal is used by the President to verify the authenticity of documents of state.

The National Seal bears the National motto "Unity, Liberty, Justice" twice. Once on a riband beneath the Coat of Arms and again circumscribed on the rim.

All national symbols are protected by law, which prohibits any act of intent to insult, display contempt or hold them up to ridicule.

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