Coordinates: 17°47′1″S 15°41′57.8″E / 17.78361°S 15.699389°E / -17.78361; 15.699389
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New City Council building
New City Council building
Official seal of Oshakati
shanangobe kashiiwa nambelela
Unity, Justice, Development
Oshakati is located in Namibia
Located at the north of Namibia
Coordinates: 17°47′1″S 15°41′57.8″E / 17.78361°S 15.699389°E / -17.78361; 15.699389
Country Namibia
RegionOshana Region
ConstituencyOshakati East
Oshakati West
 • MayorANGELUS Iyambo
 • Total36,541
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Broadcasting tower (275 Meter high) in Oshakati
Observation Tower Oshungo ya Shakati at the new market (48 m high)
The new "Dr. Frans Aupa Indongo Open Market" in Oshakati, opened on 11 March 2016 by the President
The old open market of Oshakati at C46 (demolished in 2016)

Oshakati is a town[2] of 37,000 inhabitants in the Oshana Region of Namibia. It is the regional capital and was officially founded in July 1966. The city was used as a base of operations by the South African Defence Force (SADF) during the South African Border War.

Oshakati is divided into the electoral constituencies of Oshakati East and Oshakati West.

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. Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine