Namibia Interesting Information
The National Flag is a symbol of our struggle for national unity. It symbolises peace, unity and a common loyalty to Namibia. The national Flag represents the nation in every aspect.
- The SUN symbolises life and energy. The colour GOLD represents warmth and the colour of our plains and the Namib Desert.
- BLUE symbolises the Namibia 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
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Day Light Saving in Namibia:
Annually Namibia reverts to "Day Light Saving" this always takes place at midnight on the first Saturday on the month:
Summer Time: (September - March) - GMT+2
Winter Time: (April - August) - GMT+1
Namibia is demarcated into 13 Regions, namely the Caprivi, Kavango, Kunene, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions in the north, the Omaheke. Otjozondjupa, Erongo and Khomas Regions in the central areas and the Hardap and Karas regions in the south.
The capital city Windhoek is situated 1,650 meters above sea level in the central highlands of the Khomas region.
Namibia is the 31st largest country in the world. It stretches for about 1,300km from south to north and varies from 480 to 930 km in width from west to east.
Namibia has a total road network of more than 64 189 km, including 5 477 km of tarred roads which link the country to Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Namibia's Unique Landscape:
Rivers - Perennial rivers are found only on the country's borders, being the Orange River on the southern border and the Kunene, Okavango, Kwando and Zambezi Rivers on the northern border.
Mountains - The Brandberg with a height of 2 579 meters in the southern Kunene region is Namibia's highest mountain. Other mountains are the Auas Mountain with its 2 479 m Von Moltkeblick peak, the Gamsberg (2,347 m), the Erongo Mountain (2 319 m), the Karas Mountain (2,202 m), the 1 900m Eros Mountain and Brukkaros (1,603 m), a well known sight between the southern towns of Keetmanshoop and Mariental.