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SWAKOPMUND COAT OF ARMS The new coat of arms was proposed by Mr Eckart Demasius, Chief Executive Officer and submitted to council and approved on 28 August 2008. The national heritage council approved the new coat of arms during February 2009. The motto, providentiae memor means ‘mindful of your destiny’. The explanations for the symbols are as follows: • The Welwitschia Mirabilis plant has only two leaves and can live for over a thousand years and its marvellous ability to survive in such harsh, apparently waterless conditions symbo-lizes gender equality and equality in general and the ability to survive and to keep growing. • The lighthouse is a well-known landmark in Swakopmund and serves to accentuate Swakopmund’s seaside on the Atlantic Ocean. • T  he Namibian National Flag: -  The sun symbolizes life and energy. The colour gold represents warmth and the colour of our plains and the Namib Desert.

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PROFILE OF SWAKOPMUND

- B  lue symbolizes the Namibian 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 symbolizes Namibia’s vegetation and agricultural resources. • The building portrays the historical buildings in Swakopmund, which form the medieval part of our joint heritage

Profile of Swakopmund 2017  

A concise profile on the town of Swakopmund, Namibia, showcasing its attractions and investment potential, also highlighting maps, places of...

Profile of Swakopmund 2017  

A concise profile on the town of Swakopmund, Namibia, showcasing its attractions and investment potential, also highlighting maps, places of...

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