The capital city of Namibia is Windhoek and it is located between Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros Mountains north of Orange River. It is the largest city in the country and also the political, cultural, and economic center of Namibia. It became the capital of Namibia in 1990. It is also the most populous city in Namibia.
According to estimates of 2011, Windhoek had a population of 325,858 people. The figures represent a population density of 8 people per square mile. The figures comprise the number of residents in the city and metropolitan areas. The population of the city is growing at a steady pace with many Namibians migrating to the city in search of jobs. The city is likely to experience a significant rise in population in the next few years.
The major attraction sights in Windhoek are museums, zoo, art galleries, and tours among others. For some history about Namibia, the places to visit are heroes’ acre, the memorial museum, and war memorial. The places are lovely and are a must-see sight. To experience the beauty of Windhoek’s nature visit the tintenpalast gardens. The garden is the best place for picnics as a family. Other must-see sights include national botanical garden, avis dam nature reserve, Namibia craft center, the Lutheran church christuskirche, Alte Feste museum state museum, Daan Viljoen game reserve, Cuno Hoffmeister observatory among other great sights.
Windhoek city experiences a hot semi-arid climate. The temperatures are usually at an average of 13 degree Celsius throughout the year. The warmest month is December with an average of 23.5 degree Celsius and coldest month is July with 13.1 degree Celsius. Rainfall starts from October to May with February receiving a significant amount of rain. The best months to visit the city are late March, April, June, August, and September and lastly early January. These months have average temperatures favorable for outdoor activities.
This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018
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