Namibia was in the news recently because 45* inexplicably called them Nambia.
As we all know lying, mispresenting, and being fundamentally wrong is no impediment or problem for 45*.
Namibia – 5 cents, 2000
This is a FAO coin.
Measured Diameter: 20.02mm
- Krause: Km# 16
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Namibia – The Brief
Official Language: English, Afrikaans, German, and a quite a few others.
They have three Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Units of Currency (including those not currently in use): cent.
Official Name: Republic of Namibia.
FLAG: Officially became the flag in 1990 when they became independent from South Africa.
- Gold Sun = life and energy
- Red = people
- White = peace and unity
- Green = vegetation and agriculture
- Blue = sky, Atlantic Ocean, water resources, rain
Namibia was a German colony from 1884-1915. Between 1904 and 1907 In the Herero and Namaqua genocide, Germany systematically killed 50% of the Nama and 80% of the Herero populations. The survivors were then subjected to apartheid-like conditions.
For many decades there was conflict between several countries and the United Nations about who governed this land and peoples. In 1990, the Namibia constitution was adopted.
Today it is a unitary semi-presidential republic.
Nama means “vast place.”