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Civic Heraldry of Namibia


ARMS: Argent, a Windhoek aloe (Aloe Rubrolutea) with a raceme of three flowers on an island, proper
CREST: A mural crown Or
MOTTO: SUUM CUIQUE (To every man his own).

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, was founded in 1890 as Winterhoek and renamed in 1920. The arms show the typical Windhoek aloe (Aloe rubrolutea). The arms were officially granted on 2 October 1966, with a stylized aloe, and changed on 15 September 1972 with a natural aloe.

Literature : Merrington (II)

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