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Namibe (Angola)

LC control 96050016
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Geographic headingNamibe (Angola)
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See alsoMoçâmedes (Angola)
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Biography/History noteThe city Moçâmedes changed its name to Namibe in 1985, and then reverted to the name Moçâmedes in 2016.
Beginning date1985
Ending date2016
Associated countryAngola
Special noteSUBJECT USAGE: This heading is not valid for use as a subject. Works about this place are entered under Moçâmedes (Angola).
Found inU.S. Defense Mapping Agency. South Atlantic Ocean, Africa--west coast, Angola, Ponta das Salinas to Ponta Albina, 1996: map recto (Namibe (Moçâmedes))
GNS, Angola (Namibe, ppl., 15°10ʹS, 12°09ʹE; Moçâmedes, see Namibe)
Lippincott (Mossâmedes, or Moçâmedes)
Times atlas (Namibe; Moçâmedes, see Namibe)
Web. geog. (Namibe, or formerly Moçâmedes)
Wikipedia, March 7, 2013 (Namibe (pre-1985: Moçâmedes) is the capital city of Namibe Province in modern day Angola; founded in 1840 by the Portuguese rulers of Portuguese Angola; in 1985, the city of Moçâmedes changed its name to Namibe; 15°11ʹ43ʺS 12°9ʹ3ʺE)
Jornal de Angola, viewed online September 16, 2020: Capital do Namibe volta a ser Moçâmedes, August 4, 2016 ([Google translate:] The change of name from Namibe to Moçâmedes [was] recently approved by the National Assembly ... On 27 June this year, the name was changed again by decree-law for the city of Moçâmedes)
GEOnet, September 16, 2020 (Moçâmedes (approved); variants: Mossamedes, Namibe; seat of a first-order administrative division, Angola, ADM1: Namibe; 15°11ʹ46ʺS 012°09ʹ08ʺE; -15.196111 12.152222)
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