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by Mark Sensen
Explanation of Kavango's flag
The design of the flag of Kavango is set out in section 2 of the Kavango
Flag Act, 1973 which reads as follows:
"The Kavango Flag shall be green with three horizontal stripes of equal
width in the centre which from top to bottom shall be orange, white and
The width of the Kavango flag shall be equal to two-thirds of its length.
The width of the three horizontal stripes shall be one-sixth of the
width of the flag".
Kavango is relatively well-watered, in contrast to much of the remainder
of the country. Consequently the area is greener and this is the explanation
for the predominance of green on the flag. The orange, white and blue stripes
link this flag with the principal colours of the former South African national
Kavango was re-incorporated into Namibia at independence on 21 March
1990 and this flag is no longer in use.
Bruce Berry, 25 November 1998