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Walvis Bay (Afrikaans Walvisbaai, German Walfischbucht or Walfischbai, all meaning "Whale Bay") is a city in Namibia and the name of the bay on which it lies. [1]

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Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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An anchovy is a small, common forage fish of the family Engraulidae.

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Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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B2 road (Namibia)

B2 is a major road in Namibia.

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Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias (Anglicized: Bartholomew Diaz; c. 1450 – 29 May 1500), a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer.

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A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean, a lake, or another bay.

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Benguela Current

The Benguela Current is the broad, northward flowing ocean current that forms the eastern portion of the South Atlantic Ocean gyre.

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Bird Island (Namibia)

Bird Island is a man-made platform off the coast of Namibia between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.

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Blue Waters F.C.

Blue Waters, also known as Langer Heinrich Mine (LHU) Blue Waters due to sponsorship reasons, are a Namibian football club from Walvis Bay.

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British Empire

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.

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Brown fur seal

The brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), also known as the Cape fur seal, South African fur seal and the Australian fur seal is a species of fur seal.

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Cape Colony

The Cape of Good Hope, also known as the Cape Colony (Kaapkolonie), was a British colony in present-day South Africa, named after the Cape of Good Hope.

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Cape Cross

Cape Cross (Afrikaans: Kaap Kruis; German: Kreuzkap; Portuguese: Cabo da Cruz) is a small headland in the South Atlantic in Skeleton Coast, western Namibia, on the C34 highway some 60 kilometres north of Hentiesbaai and 120 km north of Swakopmund on the west coast of Namibia.

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Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope (Kaap die Goeie Hoop, Kaap de Goede Hoop, Cabo da Boa Esperança) is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa.

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Cape Province

The Province of the Cape of Good Hope (Provinsie van die Kaap die Goeie Hoop), commonly referred to as the Cape Province (Kaapprovinsie) and colloquially as The Cape (Die Kaap), was a province in the Union of South Africa and subsequently the Republic of South Africa.

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Cape Provincial Council

The Cape Provincial Council was the provincial council of the Cape Province of South Africa.

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Cape Town

Cape Town (Kaapstad,; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa.

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Catfish (or catfishes; order Siluriformes or Nematognathi) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish.

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Central Africa Time

Central Africa Time, or CAT, is a time zone used in central and southern Africa.

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Cetacean surfacing behaviour

Cetacean surfacing behaviour or breaching is a group of behaviours demonstrated by the Cetacea infraorder when they come to the water's surface to breathe.

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Danish Meteorological Institute

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI; Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut) is the official Danish meteorological institute, administrated by the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate.

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Desert climate

The Desert climate (in the Köppen climate classification BWh and BWk, sometimes also BWn), also known as an arid climate, is a climate in which precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or at most a very scanty shrub, and does not meet the criteria to be classified as a polar climate.

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Deutscher Wetterdienst

The Deutscher Wetterdienst or DWD for short, is the German Meteorological Office, based in Offenbach am Main, Germany, which monitors weather and meteorological conditions over Germany and provides weather services for the general public and for nautical, aviational or agricultural purposes.

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Diogo Cão

Diogo Cão, anglicised as Diogo Cam and also known as Diego Cam, was a Portuguese explorer and one of the most notable navigators of the Age of Discovery.

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Drakenstein Local Municipality

Drakenstein Municipality is a local municipality located within the Cape Winelands District Municipality, in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

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Dune 7 (Namibia)

Dune 7 is the highest dune in Namibia.

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Durban (eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the third most populous in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a British business within the Economist Group providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, and industry reports.

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Electoral Commission of Namibia

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is an agency of the Government of Namibia.

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Eleven Arrows F.C.

The Eleven Arrows are a Namibian football club from Walvis Bay.

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Enclave and exclave

An enclave is a territory, or a part of a territory, that is entirely surrounded by the territory of one other state.

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Erongo Region

Erongo is one of the 14 regions of Namibia, its capital is Swakopmund.

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The Gempylidae are a family of perciform fishes, commonly known as snake mackerels or escolars.

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Genypterus capensis

Genypterus capensis (Smith, 1847), commonly known as kingklip, is a species of cusk eel occurring along the Southern African coast from Walvis Bay in Namibia to Algoa Bay in South Africa, and is closely related to Genypterus blacodes from New Zealand.

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German South West Africa

German South West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika) was a colony of the German Empire from 1884 until 1919.

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Google Maps

Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google.

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Great white pelican

The great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family.

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Green Point, Cape Town

Green Point (Groenpunt) is a central suburb of Cape Town, South Africa located to the north west of the central business district.

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Guano (from Quechua wanu via Spanish) is the accumulated excrement of seabirds and bats.

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The term hake refers to fish in either of.

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Heaviside's dolphin

Heaviside's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii), sometimes called Haviside's dolphin after its discoverer, is a small dolphin found from the southern coasts of Angola to the Cape of Good Hope.

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Herero people

The Herero are an ethnic group inhabiting parts of Southern Africa.

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Horse mackerel

Horse mackerel is a vague vernacular term for a range of species of fish throughout the English-speaking world.

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House of Assembly of South Africa

The House of Assembly (known in Afrikaans as the Volksraad, or "People's Council") was the lower house of the Parliament of South Africa from 1910 to 1981, the sole parliamentary chamber between 1981 and 1984, and latterly the white representative house of the Tricameral Parliament from 1984 to 1994, when it was replaced by the current National Assembly.

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Humpback whale

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale.

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Intermodal container

An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo.

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International University of Management

The International University of Management is a private, state-recognized university based in Windhoek, Namibia with campuses in Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Ongwediva and Nkurenkuru.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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Kristiansand, historically Christianssand and Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway.

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Kuiseb River

The Kuiseb River in Namibia flows from the Khomas highlands west of Windhoek to Walvis Bay.

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Kuisebmund Stadium

Kuisebmund Stadium is an open air stadium in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

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Langstrand (Afrikaans and German for "Long Beach", which the town is often called, too, among English-speaking tourists) is a small beach resort on the Atlantic coast in western Namibia.

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League of Nations

The League of Nations (abbreviated as LN in English, La Société des Nations abbreviated as SDN or SdN in French) was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War.

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Lesser flamingo

The lesser flamingo (Phoenicoparrus minor) is a species of flamingo occurring in sub-Saharan Africa, with another population in India.

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Lobatse is a town in South-Eastern Botswana, 70 kilometres south of the capital Gaborone, situated in a valley running north towards Gaborone.

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Marine life

Marine life, or sea life or ocean life, is the plants, animals and other organisms that live in the salt water of the sea or ocean, or the brackish water of coastal estuaries.

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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.

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Namibia Premier League

The Namibia Premier League (NPL), also known as MTC Namibia Premier League due to sponsorship reasons, is the highest level of domestic association football in Namibia.

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Namibian local and regional elections, 2015

Namibia held elections for their local and regional councils on 27 November 2015.

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Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute

The Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (NAMFI) is a tertiary educational institution situated in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

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Nangolo Mbumba

Nangolo Mbumba (born 15 August 1941) is a Namibian politician who is the current Vice President of Namibia.

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Naukluft Mountains

Naukluft, seen from Sesriem The Naukluft Mountains (Afrikaans and German: Naukluftberge) are a mountain range in central Namibia.

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New Era (Namibia)

The New Era is a daily national newspaper owned by the government of Namibia.

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Opel (Opel) is a German automobile manufacturer, subsidiary of French automaker Groupe PSA since August 2017.

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Parliament of South Africa

The Parliament of South Africa is South Africa's legislature and under the country's current Constitution is composed of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.

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Penguin Islands

The Penguin Islands (Pikkewyn-eilande, Pinguininseln) are a historical group of mostly scattered islands and rocks situated along a stretch of along the coastline of Namibia.

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Peugeot is a French automotive manufacturer, part of Groupe PSA.

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Plankton (singular plankter) are the diverse collection of organisms that live in large bodies of water and are unable to swim against a current.

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Popular Democratic Movement

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), formerly the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance and DTA of Namibia, is an amalgamation of political parties in Namibia, registered as one singular party for representation purposes.

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Ramsar Convention

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

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"Sardine" and "pilchard" are common names used to refer to various small, oily fish in the herring family Clupeidae.

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SAS Walvisbaai

HMS Packington (pennant number: M1214) was a built by Harland & Wolff for the Royal Navy.

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Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa was the occupation, division, and colonization of African territory by European powers during the period of New Imperialism, between 1881 and 1914.

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Sister city

Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

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South West Africa

South West Africa (Suidwes-Afrika; Zuidwest-Afrika; Südwestafrika) was the name for modern-day Namibia when it was subsumed under South Africa, from 1915 to 1990.

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South West Africa campaign

The South West Africa Campaign was the conquest and occupation of German South West Africa (Namibia) by forces from the Union of South Africa acting on behalf of the British Imperial Government at the beginning of the First World War.

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Southern right whale

The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a baleen whale, one of three species classified as right whales belonging to the genus Eubalaena.

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Sparta Cricket Club Ground

Sparta Cricket Club Ground, also known as the Sparta Recreational Club, is a cricket ground in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

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Spit (landform)

A spit or sandspit is a deposition bar or beach landform off coasts or lake shores.

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SWAPO, formerly the South West African People's Organisation (Südwestafrikanische Volksorganisation, SWAVO; Suidwes-Afrikaanse Volk-Organisasie, SWAVO) and officially known as SWAPO Party of Namibia, is a political party and former independence movement in Namibia.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The Namibian

The Namibian is the largest daily newspaper in Namibia.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States.

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TransNamib is the railway State-owned enterprise of Namibia.

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Tropic of Capricorn

The Tropic of Capricorn (or the Southern Tropic) is the circle of latitude that contains the subsolar point on the December (or southern) solstice.

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A tuna is a saltwater fish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a sub-grouping of the mackerel family (Scombridae).

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Uilika Nambahu

Uilika Nambahu is a Namibian politician.

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Union of South Africa

The Union of South Africa (Unie van Zuid-Afrika, Unie van Suid-Afrika) is the historic predecessor to the present-day Republic of South Africa.

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United Democratic Front (Namibia)

The United Democratic Front (UDF) is a political party in Namibia.

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United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter.

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Vestas Sailrocket

The Vestas Sailrocket was built to capture the sailing speed record competing in the B-class for 150 to 235 square feet of sail.

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Walvis Bay Airport

Walvis Bay Airport is an airport serving Walvis Bay, from DAFIF (effective October 2006) a town in the Erongo Region of Namibia.

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Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone

The Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone (WBEPZMC) is a free trade zone in the coastal city of Walvis Bay, Namibia.

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Whale watching

Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in their natural habitat.

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White steenbras

The white steenbras (Lithognathus lithognathus) is a species of fish in the Sparidae family endemic to South Africa.

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Windhoek (Windhuk; ǀAiǁgams; Otjomuise) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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