Thursday, August 23, 2012

Namibia Map

from the Gerald & Marc Hoberman Collection

postmarked on 11-11-11 from South Africa with two stamps (Coral Rockcod, 50 c and Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg R 2.40)

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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek.

The name of the country is derived from the Namib Desert, considered to be the oldest desert in the world.

The official language is English. Until 1990, German and Afrikaans were also official languages.

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