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Windhuk, ǀAiǁGams,
Official seal of Windhoek
Windhoek is located in Namibie
Location in Namibie
Coordinates: 22°34′12″S 17°5′1″E / 22.57000°S 17.08361°E / -22.57000; 17.08361Coordinates: 22°34′12″S 17°5′1″E / 22.57000°S 17.08361°E / -22.57000; 17.08361
Kintra Namibie
RegionKhomas Region
Established18 October 1890
 • MayorAgnes Kafula[1]
 • Deputy MayorMuezee Kazapua[1]
 • Total645 km2 (249 sq mi)
 • Total322,500
 • Density356.6/km2 (924/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (WAST)

Windhoek (/[unsupported input]ˈvɪnt.hʊk/ VINT-huuk; German: Aboot this soondWindhuk ) 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 tae 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 o the 19t century

The ceety wis oreeginally foondit bi 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 tae 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]

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]


References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Jason, Loide (28 November 2012). "Windhoek elects new mayor". New Era. Archived frae the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 5 Mey 2013.
  2. Republic of Namibia 2001 Population and Housing Census (Basic Analysis with Highlights ed.). Windhoek: Central Bureau of Statistics, National Planning Commission. Julie 2003. p. 21. ISBN 0-86976-614-7.