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The capital of Namibia is Windhoek.
The flag of Namibia is divided diagonally, from the lower hoist
corner to upper fly corner, by a wide red stripe edged by narrow white stripes.
The upper hoist-side triangle is blue and charged with a yellow,
12-rayed sunburst; while the lower fly-side triangle is green.
South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa
during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it
annexed the territory.
In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)
guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that was soon named Namibia,
but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance
with a UN peace plan for the entire region.
Namibia was governed by SWAPO after the country won independence in
Hifikepunye Pohamba was elected president, in November 2004, in a
landslide victory; replacing Sam Nujoma, who led the country during its first 14 years of
Southern Africa - bordering the South
Atlantic Ocean; between Angola and South
Caprivi; Erongo; Hardap; Karas; Khomas; Kunene; Ohangwena; Okavango;
Omaheke; Omusati; Oshana; Oshikoto; Otjozondjupa.
21st March, 1990 (from South African mandate).
Independence Day: 21st March.
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