The Republic of Namibia is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast. It shares borders with ► Angola, and ► Zambia to the north, ► Botswana to the east, and ► South Africa to the south. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990 and its capital city is Windhoek.
Die Republiek van Namibië (vroeër bekend as Suidwes-Afrika) is 'n land in suidwestelike Afrika, aan die Atlantiese kus. Dit word deur Angola en Zambië in die noorde, Botswana in die weste, en Suid-Afrika in die suide begrens.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Namibia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Namibia.
Plan Odendaal (1964)
SWAPO and South Africa Defence Force operations in Angola and Namibia, 1981-1984
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Historical map of the Cape States, Bibliothek allgemeinen und praktischen Wissens für Militäranwärter Band I, 190, Historiese kaart van die Kaap
German South West Africa in 1904, Duits Suidwest-Afrika in 1904
Homelands in 1978, Tuislande in 1978, "Reservate" in 1978
Satellite map, Satelietkaart, Satellitenkarte
Notes and references
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