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Namibia Travel Notes -- Namibia is an arid country containing both the Namib and Kalahari deserts. The Orange River, forming Namibia's southern border with South Africa, is one of the few all year rivers in the country. Find out more about Namibia @ Travel Notes.

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Map of Namibia

Map of Namibia

The capital of Namibia is Windhoek.

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Flag of Namibia

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.

Namibia - Background Information

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 1990.

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 self rule.


Southern Africa - bordering the South Atlantic Ocean; between Angola and South Africa.

Administrative Divisions

13 regions:

Caprivi; Erongo; Hardap; Karas; Khomas; Kunene; Ohangwena; Okavango; Omaheke; Omusati; Oshana; Oshikoto; Otjozondjupa.


21st March, 1990 (from South African mandate).

National Holiday

Independence Day: 21st March.

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