The river Khan is an ephemeral river crossing the Erongo region of central Namibia. It is the main tributary of the Swakop River and only occasionally carries surface water during the rain seasons in November and February/March. Khan's catchment area including its tributaries Slang and Etiro is 8,400 square kilometres (3,200 sq mi).
|Source||Otjisemba, northwest of Okahandja|
|⁃ location||Otjozondjupa Region|
|c.40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Swakopmund|
|Basin size||8,400 km2 (3,200 sq mi)|
|⁃ right||Slang River, Etiro River|
The Khan has its origin near the settlement of Otjisemba, north-west of Okahandja. From there the river course passes westwards to the town of Usakos, and further in a south-western direction through the Namib desert. It has its confluence with the Swakop River 40 km east of Swakopmund.
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