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Region: Erongo

Arms of Usakos

Official blazon

  • (af)

Wapen: In goud, 'n rooi dwarsbalk belaai met twee paar skuinsgekruiste mynhamers van goud, in die skildhoof vergesel van 'n karakoellam van natuurlike kleur en in die skildvoet 'n swart gevleuelde wiel.
Helmteken: 'n Swart feniks rooi getong wat uit rooi vlamme oprys.
Wrong en Dekklede: Goud en rooi.
Skildhouers: Regs 'n springbok, links 'n koedoe, albei van natuurlike kleur.
Wapenspreuk: EXCELSIOR

  • (en)

Arms: Or, on a fess Gules two pairs of mine hammers in saltire, Or; in chief a karakul lamb proper, in base a winged wheel Sable.
Crest: A phoenix Sable langued Gules issuant from flames, also Gules.
Wreath and mantling: Or and Gules.
Supporters: Dexter a springbok, sinister a kudu, both proper.


The arms were officially granted on September 3, 1969.

The town is an important agricultural and mining town, symbolised by the sheep and tools. The sheep is a Karakul sheep, imported by German farmers in the 19th century. The lower part refers to the railway track, connecting the coast with the hinterland of the country. The springbok and kudu are taken from the National Arms.

The crest shows a phoenix.

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