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The administrative divisions of Namibia are tabled by Delimitation Commissions and accepted or declined by the National Assembly. The First Delimitation Commission chaired by Judge President Johan Strydom suggested in 1992 that Namibia should be divided into 13 regions, a number that has been amended by the 4th Delimitation Commission. As of August 2013, the new division re-organization has 14 regions, which are further sub-divided into 121 constituencies.[1]

Namibian Regions
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CategoryUnitary state
LocationRepublic of Namibia
Number14
Populations70,800 (Omaheke) – 340,900 (Khomas)
Areas8,650 km2 (3,339 sq mi) (Oshana) – 161,510 km2 (62,361 sq mi) (ǁKaras Region)
GovernmentRegion Government, National government
SubdivisionsConstituencies
# 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
6 Kavango West Nkurenkuru 107,905 23,166 4.7
7 Kavango East Rundu 115,447 25,576 4.5
8 Zambezi Region Katima Mulilo 90,596 14,785 6.1
9 Erongo Region Swakopmund 150,809 63,539 2.4
10 Otjozondjupa Region Otjiwarongo 143,903 105,460 1.4
11 Omaheke Region Gobabis 71,233 84,981 0.8
12 Khomas Region Windhoek 342,141 36,964 9.2
13 Hardap Region Mariental 79,507 109,781 0.7
14 ǁKaras Region Keetmanshoop 77,421 161,514 0.5

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ReferencesEdit

  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.