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Coat of Arms

Territory
825,615 km2 (34th)

Capital
Windhoek

Language
English-German

Motto
'Unity, Liberty, Justice'

National Flower
Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis)

National Animal
African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)

National Animal
Oryx (antelope-Oryx)

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Namibia Flag

Namibia, formally the Republic of Namibia, is a nation in southern Africa. Its western fringe is the Atlantic Ocean; it shares land outskirts with Zambia and Angola toward the north, Botswana toward the east and South Africa toward the south and east. Namibia picked up freedom from South Africa on 21 March 1990, after the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and biggest city is Windhoek, and it is a part condition of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations. Namibia, the driest nation in Sub-Saharan Africa, was possessed since early occasions by the San, Damara, and Nama people groups. Around the fourteenth century, moving Bantu people groups touched base as a feature of the Bantu development. From that point forward, the Bantu gatherings, one of which is known as the Ovambo individuals, have ruled the number of inhabitants in the nation; since the late nineteenth century, they have established a greater part. In 1878, the Cape of Good Hope, at that point a British province, had added the port of Walvis Bay and the seaward Penguin Islands; these turned into a necessary piece of the new Union of South Africa at its creation in 1910. In 1884 the German Empire built up standard over the greater part of the domain as a protectorate (Schutzgebiet). It started to create framework and cultivating and kept up this German state until 1915, when South African powers vanquished its military. In 1920, after the finish of World War I, the League of Nations commanded the nation to the United Kingdom, under organization by South Africa. It forced its laws, including racial characterizations and standards. In the later twentieth century, uprisings and requests for political portrayal by local African political activists looking for autonomy brought about the UN accepting direct accountability over the domain in 1966, however South Africa kept up true guideline. In 1973 the UN perceived the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) as the official agent of the Namibian individuals; the gathering is commanded by the Ovambo, who are an expansive majority in the domain. Following proceeded with guerrilla fighting, South Africa introduced a between time organization in Namibia in 1985. Namibia got full freedom from South Africa in 1990. In any case, Walvis Bay and the Penguin Islands stayed under South African control until 1994.


Coat of Arms


Namibia Coat of Arms

Territory


Namibia Map

825,615 km2 (34th)


Capital


Namibia Capital

Windhoek

Windhoek is the capital and biggest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is situated in focal Namibia in the Khomas Highland level region, at around 1,700 meters (5,600 ft) above ocean level, precisely at the nation's geological focus. The number of inhabitants in Windhoek in 2011 was 325,858, becoming ceaselessly because of an inundation from all over Namibia. The town created at the site of a lasting spring known to the indigenous peaceful networks. It grew quickly after Jonker Afrikaner, Captain of the Orlam, settled here in 1840 and manufactured a stone church for his locale. In the decades following, different wars and outfitted threats brought about the disregard and pulverization of the new settlement. Windhoek was established a second time in 1890 by Imperial German Army Major Curt von François, when the region ended up colonized by Germany. Windhoek is the social, financial, political, and social focus of the nation. Almost every Namibian national venture, administrative body, instructive and social organization is headquartered there.


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Namibia Languague

English-German



Motto


Namibia Motto

'Unity, Liberty, Justice'



National Flower


Namibia National Flower

Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis)

Welwitschia is a monotypic gymnosperm class, containing exclusively the unmistakable Welwitschia mirabilis. The plant is usually referred to just as welwitschia in English, yet the name tree tumbo is additionally utilized. It is called kharos or khurub in Nama, tweeblaarkanniedood in Afrikaans, nyanka in Damara, and onyanga in Herero. Welwitschia is the main living variety of the family Welwitschiaceae and request Welwitschiales, in the division Gnetophyta. Casual sources normally allude to the plant as a "living fossil". Welwitschia mirabilis is endemic to the Namib desert inside Namibia and Angola. Welwitschia is named after the Austrian botanist and specialist Friedrich Welwitsch, who was the main European to depict the plant, in 1859 in present-day Angola.


National Animal


Namibia National Animal

African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)

The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), or to recognize it from the genuine fish eagles (Ichthyophaga), the African ocean eagle, is a huge types of hawk found all through sub-Saharan Africa wherever huge collections of untamed water with a plenteous nourishment supply happen. It is the national feathered creature of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Sudan. This species may take after the bald eagle in appearance; however related, every specie happens on various mainlands, with the bald eagle being inhabitant in North America. The African fish eagle is a vast feathered creature, and the female, at 3.2– 3.6 kg (7.1– 7.9 lb) is bigger than the male, at 2.0– 2.5 kg (4.4– 5.5 lb). This is regular sexual dimorphism in winged animals of prey. Guys more often than not have wingspans around 2 m (6.6 ft), while females have wingspans of 2.4 m (7.9 ft). The body length is 63– 75 cm (25– 29.5 in). The grown-up is unmistakable in appearance with a generally darker body with a white head like the bald eagle and expansive, incredible, dark wings. The head, bosom, and tail of African fish eagles are snow white, except for the featherless face, which is yellow. The eyes are dim dark colored in shading. The snare formed mouth, perfect for a meat eating way of life, is yellow with a dark tip. The plumage of the adolescent is darker in shading, and the eyes are paler contrasted with the grown-up. The feet have unpleasant bottoms and are outfitted with incredible claws to empower the hawk to get a handle on dangerous oceanic prey. While this species for the most part subsists on fish, it is astute and may take a more extensive assortment of prey, for example, waterbirds. Its particular cry is, for some, reminiscent of the soul or quintessence of Africa.


National Animal


Namibia National Animal

Oryx (antelope-Oryx)

Oryx is a class comprising of four expansive gazelle species called oryxes. Three of them are local to dry pieces of Africa, and the fourth to the Arabian Peninsula. Their hide is pale with differentiating dim markings in the face and on the legs, and their long horns are practically straight. The exemption is the scimitar oryx, which needs dull markings on the legs, just has black out dim markings on the head, has an ochre neck, and horns that are plainly decurved. The Arabian oryx was just spared from termination through a hostage reproducing project and reintroduction to nature.


Demonym(s)

Namibian

Population

2,606,971
(2017 estimate)

Currency

Namibian dollar (NAD), South African rand (ZAR)

Time Zone

UTC+2

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