Where is Walvis Bay Located?
Walvis Bay, a Namibian town on the Atlantic coast, in the largest Namibian port is located. Today, between 55,000 and 65,000 people live in Walvis Bay due to seasonal forces of the dominant fishing industry.
What Country is Walvis Bay in?
The town of Walvis Bay (which translates as Walvis Bay) has a changing history. Discovered by the Portuguese navigator Diaz, who explored the west coast of Africa in the years 1482 to 1489, and sailed in the bay for the first time in 1487, the town later developed as a fishing area at the beginning of the 18th century because of the high whale and fish richness for fishermen from North America and Europe.
The town itself was founded in 1793 by Dutchman from Cape (South Africa), but only a few years later annexed by an English warship. Walvis Bay grew up from 1850 on account of commercial relations, but was then occupied by the British crown in 1878 with a surrounding land Strip, since there many British fishermen and also Guano traders had settled. In addition, the Bay was of strategic importance for the sea route.
Since in 1884 the protected area of the German empire included the surrounding area of the Bay, Walvis Bay became the enclave of the British.
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