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Windhoek
Windhuk, ǀAiǁGams,
Ceety

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Windhoek is located in Namibie
Windhoek
Windhoek
Location in Namibie
Coordinates: 22°34′12″S 17°5′1″E / 22.57000°S 17.08361°E / -22.57000; 17.08361
Kintra  Namibie
Region Khomas Region
Established 18 October 1890
Government
 • Mayor Agnes Kafula[1]
 • Deputy Mayor Muezee Kazapua[1]
Area
 • Total 249 sq mi (645 km2)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 322,500
 • Density 924/sq mi (356.6/km2)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) WAST (UTC+2)

Windhoek (play /ˈvɪnt.hʊk/ VINT-huuk; German: Aboot this soond Windhuk ) is the caipital an lairgest ceity in Namibie. It is locatit in central Namibie in the Khomas Highland plateau aurie aroond 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) abuin sea level. It haes an offecial population o 233,529 (accordin tae the hindermaist census), but it is nou beleved to hae aboot 300,000 indwallers.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its name comes frae the Dutch "Wind" (wind) an "hoek" (lit: corner, bat an aa place, etc.) "The place whaur winds blaws".

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Windhoek at the end of the 19th century
Windhuk

The ceety wis oreeginally foondit by the native Nama an Herero fowk, wha noted it's het springs. The early Afrikaners sattled thare in the 19t century acause o it's het springs an aw. Thay biggit a kirk thare, an Windhoek stairtit tae come guid. Houaniver, weirs atweesh the Nama an Herero fowk shent the toun. In 1884, it becam pairt o the German Empire, an a German airmy base wis biggit thare. This is conseedered the foondin o the modren Windhoek. Windhoek wis slaw to develop, wi anerly necessar biggins bein biggit. It wis mainly a smaw fermin toun. Efter 1907, fowk stairtit tae flit tae the ceity frae the landwart, an mony fowk frae Germany an Sooth Africae an aw. Durin Warld War I, Sooth Africae invadit an occupee'd Namibie, an Windhoek. Efter 1955, Windhoek developit verra fest, an it's watter supplee an roads war impruiven. When Namibie unthirled fare Sooth Africae in 1990, it becam the foremaist caipital o the Republic o Namibie.


Notable landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Parlamentsgärten, Windhoek.jpg

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes several fitbaa clubs which include African Stars F.C., Black Africa F.C., F.C. Civics Windhoek, Orlando Pirates F.C., Ramblers F.C. an SK Windhoek.

Mony boxers such as Paulus Moses, Paulus Ambunda an Abmerk Shindjuu are frae the ceety.

Cooperation agreements[eedit | eedit soorce]

Windhoek haes cooperation agreements an pairtnerships wi the follaein ceeties an touns:

 

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

Namibie

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason, Loide (28 November 2012). "Windhoek elects new mayor". New Era. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. 
  2. Republic of Namibia 2001 Population and Housing Census (Basic Analysis with Highlights ed.). Windhoek: Central Bureau of Statistics, National Planning Commission. July 2003. p. 21. ISBN 0-86976-614-7.