Constituencies of Namibia

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The 121 Constituencies of Namibia

Each of the 14 regions of Namibia is further subdivided into electoral constituencies. The size of the constituencies varies with the size and population of each region. There are currently 121 constituencies in Namibia. The most populous constituency according to the 2011 census was Rundu Urban in the Kavango West region with 63,431 people; the least populous was Okatyali in the Oshana region with 3,187 people. [1] The administrative division of Namibia is tabled by Delimitation Commissions and accepted or declined by the National Assembly. In 1992, the First Delimitation Commission chaired by Judge President Johan Strydom determined the number of constituencies to be 95. Since then, every Delimitation Commission has increased this number to accommodate population growth. [2] The fourth Delimitation Commission increased the number of constituencies to its present number in 2013. [3]

Regional councillors are directly elected through secret ballots (regional elections) by the inhabitants of their constituencies. [4] They occupy a constituency office in the main settlement of their district. However, once elected they keep their full-time job and are expected to run their constituencies after hours. [5]

List of constituencies by region

Zambezi
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Judea Lyaboloma
Kabbe North
Kabbe South
Katima Mulilo Rural
Katima Mulilo Urban
Kongola
Linyanti
Sibbinda

Erongo
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Arandis
Dâures
Karibib
Omaruru
Swakopmund
Walvis Bay Rural
Walvis Bay Urban

Hardap
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Aranos
Daweb
Gibeon
Mariental Rural
Mariental Urban
Rehoboth Rural
Rehoboth Urban East
Rehoboth Urban West

ǁKaras
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Berseba
Karasburg East
Karasburg West
Keetmanshoop Rural
Keetmanshoop Urban
ǃNamiǂNûs
Oranjemund

Kavango West
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Kapako
Mankumpi
Mpungu
Musese
Ncamangoro
Ncuncuni
Nkurenkuru
Tondoro

Kavango East
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Mashare
Mukwe
Ndiyona
Ndonga Linena
Rundu Rural
Rundu Urban

Khomas
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

John Pandeni
Katutura Central
Katutura East
Khomasdal North
Moses ǁGaroëb
Samora Machel
Tobias Hainyeko
Windhoek East
Windhoek Rural
Windhoek West

Kunene
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Epupa
Kamanjab
Khorixas
Opuwo Rural
Opuwo Urban
Outjo
Sesfontein

Ohangwena
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Eenhana
Endola
Engela
Epembe
Ohangwena
Okongo
Omulonga
Omundaungilo
Ondobe
Ongenga
Oshikango
Oshikunde

Omaheke
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Aminuis
Epukiro
Gobabis
Kalahari
Otjinene
Otjombinde
Okorukambe

Omusati
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Anamulenge
Elim
Etayi
Ogongo
Okahao
Okalongo
Onesi
Oshikuku
Otamanzi
Outapi
Ruacana
Tsandi

Oshana
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Okaku
Okatana
Okatyali
Ompundja
Ondangwa Rural
Ondangwa Urban
Ongwediva
Oshakati East
Oshakati West
Uukwiyu
Uuvudhiya

Oshikoto
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Eengodi
Guinas
Nehale lyaMpingana
Okankolo
Olukonda
Omuntele
Omuthiyagwiipundi
Onayena
Oniipa
Onyaanya
Tsumeb

Otjozondjupa
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Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Grootfontein
Okahandja
Okakarara
Omatako
Otavi
Otjiwarongo
Tsumkwe

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Erongo Region Region in Namibia

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Khomas Region Region in Namibia

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Otjozondjupa Region Region in Namibia

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Omaheke Region Region in Namibia

Omaheke is one of the fourteen regions of Namibia, its capital is Gobabis. It lies on the eastern border of Namibia and is the Western extension of the Kalahari desert. The name Omaheke is the Herero word for Sandveld. The self-governed villages of Otjinene, Leonardville and Witvlei are situated in the region.

Kunene Region Region in Namibia

Kunene is one of the fourteen regions of Namibia. Its capital is Opuwo, its governor is Marius Sheya. The region's name comes from the Kunene River which forms the northern border with Angola. Besides the capital Opuwo, the region contains the municipality of Outjo, the town Khorixas and the self-governed village Kamanjab. Kunene is home to the Himba people, a subtribe of the Herero.

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Katutura Central is a constituency in the Khomas Region of Namibia, comprising the extensions 2–5 and 7–11 of the suburb Katutura. Katutura is a township within Windhoek that was founded by the then apartheid government of Namibia for black people in the 1950s, when the previous township, Old Location, was converted into the suburb Hochland Park. The majority of households in this constituency are headed by women. 74% of the employed residents work for other people instead of for companies. It had a population of 24,608 in 2011, up from 21,243 in 2001.

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Windhoek Rural

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