List of Largest Cities in Namibia

List of Largest Cities in Namibia

The capital city of Namibia, Windhoek, is one of Africa’s cleanest and safest cities. It is the largest in Namibia with a population of about 300,000 inhabitants.

Overview of Windhoek in Namibia

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia with a population of 325,858, in the country’s central highlands. South of the city, the sprawling Heroes’ Acre war memorial commemorates Namibia’s 1990 independence. On a hilltop in the city center are the 1890s Alte Feste, a former military headquarters with historical exhibits, and Independence Memorial Museum.

Most Populated Cities in Namibia

Below are the biggest cities in Namibia per population;

1 Windhoek with 325,858 Population

2 Rundu with 63,431 Population

3 Walvis Bay with 62,096 Population

4 Swakopmund with 44,725 Population

5 Oshakati with 36,541 Population

6 Rehoboth with 28,843 Population

7 Katima Mulilo with 28,362 Population

8 Otjiwarongo with 28,249 Population

9 Grootfontein with 23,793 Population

10 Okahandja with 22,639 Population

11 Keetmanshoop with 20,977 Population

12 Gobabis with 19,101 Population

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are questions related to Namibian cities and attached answers;

What is the cleanest town in Namibia?

Humbleness, hardwork, quality leadership and commitment from the mayor of Ondangwa led to Ondangwa being selected the cleanest town in Namibia.

What is the coldest month in Windhoek?

July is the coldest month in Windhoek, Namibia, with an average high-temperature of 19.8°C (67.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 6°C (42.8°F).

What’s the biggest town in Oshana?

Oshakati is the capital and the administrative centre of the Oshana Region and has about 39,700 inhabitants, which makes it the largest town in north-central Namibia.

What is the second largest city in Namibia?


Which region is the smallest in Namibia?

Erongo region is the smallest region in terms of the area and has a very low density in terms of population. The region is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean in the west, Hardap in the south, Kunene in the north, Khomas and Otjozondjupa in the south.

Why is it so cold in Namibia?

Due to the cold Benguela Current along the Atlantic coast the temperatures drop strongly compared to other areas of the country. The prevailing southwest wind is cooled down by the Benguela Current to the extent that no cloud formation can take place at this altitude.

What are the 5 most populated cities in Namibia?

Name -Population
Windhoek – 325,858
Rundu – 63,431 
Walvis Bay – 62,096 
Swakopmund – 44,725
Oshakati – 36,541

What is the biggest region in Namibia?

Kunene Region

What does Oshana mean?

Meaning of Oshana: Name Oshana in the Assyrian origin, means Palm tree. Name Oshana is of Assyrian origin and is a Girl name. People with name Oshana are usually Christianity by religion.

What do they speak in Namibia?

English is the official language being spoken in Namibia. See more details here

What is the capital city of Namibia?


Is Namibia a German colony?

Early in the 20th Century Namibia was a German Colony. After the 1st World War it became a League of Nations administered territory. Following the 2nd World War, South Africa administered Namibia, until independence in 1990. Namibia has passed through several distinct stages over the years.

Do they still speak German in Namibia?

Namibia is a multilingual country wherein German is recognised as a national language (a form of minority language). While English has been the sole official language of the country since 1990, in many areas of the country, German enjoys official status at a community level.