Windhoek, the administrative capital, political and legal in Namibia and also the most populous city in the country.
With 300,000 people, Windhoek was founded in 1844 by Jonker Afrikaner and for service "place or breath the Wind"
Its architecture is of colonial origin rather German, which is surprising in this lunar landscape.
Whether by air, rail or road, Windhoek is well served.
It has two airports with Hosea Kutako International Airport, which is located about 40 km to the west and that handles flights from London Joahnnesburg, Frankfurt, Paris ...
And Eros Airport that handles charter flights and national short.
Its station connects Windhoek to the rest of the country but also in the border country like South Africa and Angola.
The main roads that connect the capital, are the B1 road from north to south and passage to South Africa and Angola.
B6 and the road, linking Botswana.
Windhoek is the center of Namibia, all sociétées the country have their head office, the country's governance is also from Windhoek.
The education system, social and cultural development are the best in the country.
The budget allocated to Windhoek is almost equal to that of all the municipalities in Namibia.
Almost 70% of the population of Windhoek is black, 16% white.
The main attractions are located in the center, neighborhoods or as Katutura Township is abandoned but not without interest (see NACOBTA)
The city has many monuments to visit like the Zoo Park, the National Library or the Alte Feste ... (see some tourism / Activities).
Outside the capital you can visit places like the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve or GocheGanas Nature Reserve ... (see some tourism / Activities).
- Police: (061) 228 238
- Ambulance: (061) 211 111
- Medical assistance: (061) 230 505
- Embassy of France: (061) 229 021
II.Information on other towns in Namibia
Source : 2011