Regions

 

Erongo Region

 

Erongo Region

Capital: Swakop Mund, Population: 100,663, Area: 63,579km2
Various mining operations occur within this region at places such as Navachab and on a smaller scale at places surrounding Uis and the desert area. Karibib also has a marble industry. Walvis Bay is the principal home of Namibia’s fishing industry. Swakopmund is a popular beach resort on the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Hardap Region

 

Hardap Region

Capital: Mariental, Population: 68,249, Area: 109,651km2
It is home to the Hardap Dam which is the largest dam in the country. Sheep farms and a large pig farm provide employment for the people in the regions. The second largest milk dairy farm is also in this region and the agricultural farming of fruits and vegetables which are exported to other countries and locally.

 

 

Karas Region

 

Karas Region

Capital: Keetmanshoop, Population: 69,329, Area: 161,215km2
The karas have economical characteristics as follows; The harbour town of Lüderitz and its fishing and boat building industry, the diamond areas along the coast with Oranjemund as the main centre, mining enterprises in the southern part of Namibia, the Kudu Gas field in the Atlantic Ocean near Lüderitz.

 

 

Kavango Region

 

Kavango Region

Capital: Rundu, Population: 202,694, Area: 48,463km2
Because of its rather higher rainfall than most other parts of Namibia, this region has definite agricultural potential for the cultivation of a variety of crops. There is also potential for organised forestry and agro-forestry, which should stimulate furniture making and related industries.

 

 

Khomas Region

 

Khomas Region

Capital: Windhoek, Populaton: 205,262, Area: 37,007km2
It contains the capital city Windhoek and provides for this reason superior transportation infrastructure. It has well-developed economical, financial, and trade sectors. Almost all headquarters of national enterprises are here. In addition, all ministry head offices, major medias and financials entities are here.

 

 

Kunene Region

 

Kunene Region

Capital: Opuwo, Population: 68,735, Area: 115,293km2
Kunene (also known as Kaokoland) is one of the thirteen regions of Namibia and home to the Himba ethnic group. Compared to the rest of Namibia, it is relatively underdeveloped. This may be due to the mountainous inaccessible geography and the dryness that significantly hinders agriculture. Western edge is the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Ohangwena Region

 

Ohangwena Region

Capital: Ohangwena, Population: 228,384, Area: 10,703km2
The northern and western parts of the region are the most densely populated of this essentially subsistence agricultural region in which small scale mahangu cultivation and the keeping of cattle form the predominant activities. Although the region depends on rain fed agriculture, other crops can be established under intensive cultivation.

 

 

Omaheke Region

 

Omaheke Region

Capital: Gobabis, Population: 68,039, Area 84,612km2
Omaheke lies on the eastern border of Namibia and is the Western extension of the Kalahari desert. A large part of this region is known as the Sandveld. Gobabis is the main centre of this area and also its main business area, as it is linked with the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, by rail and paved roads.

 

 

 

Omusati Region

Omusati Region

Capital: Outapi, Population: 228,842, Area 26,573km2
The grazing is poor quality and the water generally saline in the northern part of this region. This is predominantly an agricultural region in which mahangu is cultivated successfully. Water from a canal has been used to irrigate a large, government-run farm at Etunda where crops from maize to watermelon to bananas are grown.

 

 

Oshana Region

 

Oshana Region

Capital: Oshakati, Population: 161,916, Area: 8,653km2
The Oshakati-Ongwediva-Ondangwa complex has experienced dramatic urban growth in recent years and forms an important commercial and potential industrial focus. As a whole, it forms the second largest population concentration in Namibia after Windhoek, but it still lacks basic infrastructure.

 

 

Oshikoto Region

 

Oshikoto Region

Capital: Omuthiya, Population: 161,007, Area: 38,653km2
The northern part of the region is agricultural, whereas the main economic activities in the southern part are cattle rearing and mining. The two areas have important cultural and historical links in that the Ndonga people have extracted copper at Tsumeb since the earliest times in order to make rings and tools.

 

 

Otjozondupa Region

 

Otjozondjupa Region

Capital: Otjiwarongo, Population: 135,384, Area: 105,185km2
Otjiwarongo, Grootfontein, Otavi, and Okahandja are linked by rail and by the main trunk road running from south to north. The farming activities of Okahandja and Otjiwarongo are homogenous as these parts are well known for cattle farming. The Otavi, Grootfontein and Otjiwarongo are the granary of Namibia.

 

 

Caprivi Region

 

Zambezi Region

Capital: Katima Mulilo, Population: 79,826, Area: 14,528km2
The Zambezi is a tropical area with high temperatures and much rainfall during rainy season. This area is inhabited by animal species such as elephant, hippo, buffalo as well as some 430 species of birds, and making a popular game-watching spots. There are a lot of rivers and river fish is widely eaten in this area.