South West Africa, became independent in 1990 after a long period of
unrest and struggle. The stamp, issued in 1983 for Namibia Day by
Mauritius, shows a very nice map of Namibia with roads, railroad lines
and rivers, as well a many towns.
The countries bordering Namibia, South Africa to the
south, Botswana to the east, and Angola and Zambia to the north are
also shown. The names of Angola and Zambia have been reversed.
Angola is directly north of Namibia, while Zambia is east of Angola
and borders Namibia only on the very tip of the Caprivi Strip, the
long arm extending to the east of the main part of Namibia.