Regions of Namibia

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Namibian Regions
Namibia 14 regions-numbered.svg
CategoryUnitary state
LocationRepublic of Namibia
Number14
Populations71,233 (Omaheke) – 342,141 (Khomas)
Areas8,650 km2 (3,339 sq mi) (Oshana) – 161,510 km2 (62,361 sq mi) (ǁKaras Region)
Government
Subdivisions

Namibia uses regions as its first-level subnational administrative divisions. Since 2013, it has 14 regions which in turn are subdivided into 121 constituencies.

Upon Namibian independence, the pre-existing subdivisions from the South African administration were taken over. Since then, demarcations and numbers of regions and constituencies of Namibia are tabled by delimitation commissions and accepted or declined by the National Assembly.

In 1992, the 1st Delimitation Commission, chaired by Judge President Johan Strydom, proposed that Namibia should be divided into 13 regions. The suggestion was approved in the lower house, The National Assembly. In 2014, the 4th Delimitation Commission amended the number of regions to fourteen.[1]

# Region Capital Population (2011 census)[2] Area (km2)[3] Population density
(persons/km2)
1 Kunene Region Opuwo 86,856 115,260 0.8
2 Omusati Region Outapi 243,166 26,551 9.1
3 Oshana Region Oshakati 176,674 8,647 20
4 Ohangwena Region Eenhana 245,446 10,706 22
5 Oshikoto Region Omuthiya 181,973 38,685 4.7
14 Kavango West Region Nkurenkuru 107,905 23,166 4.7
6 Kavango East Region Rundu 115,447 25,576 4.5
7 Zambezi Region Katima Mulilo 90,596 14,785 6.1
8 Erongo Region Swakopmund 150,809 63,539 2.4
9 Otjozondjupa Region Otjiwarongo 143,903 105,460 1.4
10 Omaheke Region Gobabis 71,233 84,981 0.8
11 Khomas Region Windhoek 342,141 36,964 9.2
12 Hardap Region Mariental 79,507 109,781 0.7
13 ǁKaras Region Keetmanshoop 77,421 161,514 0.5

Regions 1990–1992[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Immanuel, Shinovene (12 April 2012). "Caprivi is no more". The Namibian.
  2. ^ Namibia at GeoHive Archived 2012-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Namibia's Population by Region". Election Watch. Institute for Public Policy Research (1): 3. 2013.