Ondangwa

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Ondangwa
Town
C41 Oshikati Ondangwa.jpg
Ondangwa is located in Namibia
Ondangwa
Ondangwa
Location in Namibia
Coordinates: 17°54′49.49″S 15°58′41.53″E / 17.9137472°S 15.9782028°E / -17.9137472; 15.9782028
Country Namibia
RegionOshana Region
Government
 • TypeLocal Authority
 • MayorCllr. Paavo Amwele
Elevation
3,540 ft (1,080 m)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total22,822
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
ClimateBSh
Websitehttp://www.ondangwatown.com/

Ondangwa, formerly Ondangua is a town in the Oshana Region of northern Namibia, bordering the Oshikoto Region. Ondangwa was first settled by the Finnish Missionary Society in 1890, which is Lutheran.[2][3]

Ondangwa is located about 60 km (37 mi) from the Angolan border, with 23,000 people currently living there. Most of the residents of the town speak the language of Oshindonga.[4]

Ondangwa is the district capital of the Ondangwa Urban electoral constituency.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Table 4.2.2 Urban population by Census years (2001 and 2011)" (PDF). Namibia 2011 - Population and Housing Census Main Report. Namibia Statistics Agency. p. 39. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. Nakale, Albertina (9 August 2013). "President divides Kavango into two". New Era. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  3. "Regional Council 2020 Election Results". Interactive map. Electoral Commission of Namibia. 18 January 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  4. "Know Your Local Authority". Election Watch. No. 3. Institute for Public Policy Research. 2015. p. 4.
  5. "Ondangwa Constituency". Oshana Regional Council. Retrieved 15 January 2019.

Coordinates: 17°55′S 15°57′E / 17.917°S 15.950°E / -17.917; 15.950