Largest Cities in Namibia

by | January 20, 2021

Facts about Namibia

Official languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Otjiherero
Capital: Windhoek
Area: 825,418 km²
Population: 2.1 million residents
Population density: 2.58 residents per km²
Currency: NAD
Internet TLD: .na
ISO codes: NA , NAM, 516
The prefix for Namibia is +264

Flag of Namibia

The flag of Namibia was adopted in a selection process in 1990 and was inspired by the colors of the flag of the liberation movement SWAPO and the Ovambos ethnic group, which is the most represented in the country. The flag consists of a leaf, which is divided into dark blue and green fields by a red diagonal stripe. In addition, the stripe is bordered by narrower white stripes, and the upper left field bears the symbol of a yellow sun with twelve rays. The blue field together with the sun is meant to remind us of the sky and the importance of rain and ocean to the earth. The color red represents the idea that one day all residents will be equal. The green field symbolizes the agricultural tradition of the country and the white color signifies peace and unity.


Flag of Namibia

Namibia is a country in southern Africa. The name of the state is derived from the Namib desert, which occupies the entire coastal area of ​​the country. See Namibia Location on World Map. At first, the name was controversial because the choice of name did not want to upset any of the many Namibian tribes. In Namibia itself, “Südwest” is often used as an abbreviation for South West Africa (formerly German South West Africa), a name that many residents – white and black – associate with a sense of history and a sense of home. For the same political reasons, English was also chosen as the official language in 1990, which is spoken by barely more than seven percent of the black population, whereas a large number of blacks speak either Afrikaans or German.

Biggest Cities of Namibia by Population

Namibia is a country located in Southern Africa. It is home to a population of over 2.5 million people and is known for its diverse landscapes, vibrant culture and fascinating history. The largest city in Namibia is Windhoek which has a population of over 325,000 people. This bustling metropolis serves as the country’s political and economic hub and features some great attractions such as the Alte Feste Museum, Parliament Gardens and the National Botanical Garden of Namibia which are all worth visiting during your stay here.

The second largest city in Namibia is Swakopmund which has a population of around 35,000 people. This coastal city serves as an important port for the country and features some great attractions such as the Swakopmund Lighthouse, Mole Beach and Dune 7 which are all worth visiting during your stay here. Other cities worth visiting in Namibia include Walvis Bay, Otjiwarongo and Grootfontein which all have unique attractions that make them great destinations for travelers looking for something off the beaten path.

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Windhoek, Namibia 268,243 -22.5594 17.0832
2 Rundu, Namibia 58,283 -17.9333 19.7667
3 Walvis Bay, Namibia 52,169 -22.9575 14.5053
4 Oshakati, Namibia 33,729 -17.7883 15.7044
5 Swakopmund, Namibia 25,158 -22.6784 14.5266
6 Katima Mulilo, Namibia 25,138 -17.5 24.2667
7 Grootfontein, Namibia 24,210 -19.5667 18.1167
8 Rehoboth, Namibia 21,488 -23.317 17.09
9 Katutura, Namibia 21,354 -22.5231 17.0603
10 Otjiwarongo, Namibia 21,335 -20.4637 16.6477
11 Okahandja, Namibia 20,990 -21.9833 16.9167
12 Gobabis, Namibia 16,432 -22.45 18.9667
13 Keetmanshoop, Namibia 15,719 -26.5833 18.1333
14 Luderitz, Namibia 15,248 -26.6481 15.1538
15 Mariental, Namibia 13,491 -24.6333 17.9667
16 Tsumeb, Namibia 12,301 -19.2333 17.7167
17 Khorixas, Namibia 12,132 -20.3667 14.9667
18 Omaruru, Namibia 11,658 -21.4333 15.9333
19 Bethanie, Namibia 10,474 -26.4833 17.15
20 Ongwediva, Namibia 9,765 -17.7833 15.7667
21 Usakos, Namibia 9,258 -22 15.6
22 Ondangwa, Namibia 9,235 -17.9167 15.95
23 Oranjemund, Namibia 8,607 -28.55 16.4333
24 Otjimbingwe, Namibia 7,788 -22.35 16.1333
25 Okahao, Namibia 7,111 -17.8876 15.0668
26 Karibib, Namibia 7,009 -21.9333 15.8333
27 Warmbad, Namibia 6,811 -28.45 18.7333
28 Outjo, Namibia 6,668 -20.1167 16.15
29 Karasburg, Namibia 6,165 -28.0167 18.75
30 Okakarara, Namibia 5,366 -20.5833 17.4333
31 Opuwo, Namibia 5,212 -18.0607 13.84
32 Omuthiya, Namibia 5,111 -18.3646 16.5815
33 Outapi, Namibia 2,751 -17.5 14.9833

Namibia: Windhoek

According to Abbreviation Finder, Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. Around 450,000 people live in Windhoek. Windhoek is 1,600 meters above sea level and is surrounded by high mountains. Windhoek has a pleasant climate and the sun shines 300 days a year.

The city’s population is growing rapidly. Many people immigrate, especially from neighboring Angola, but then mostly end up in the city’s slums. Here people live in simple huts they built themselves. In addition to the slums, in which mostly the black population lives, there are also many districts for the wealthy citizens. There are magnificent villas here, often from the colonial era.

Neighboring countries of Namibia