Constituencies of Namibia

The census results on the site of the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services show a breakdown of the population by region, and by constituency within each region. This is a list of 102 constituencies, compiled from that source. Note: population data do not include "institutional population", which is listed as a combined figure for each region.

ConstituencyHASCPopulation
AminuisNA.OH.AM12,343
AnamulengeNA.OS.AN12,470
ArandisNA.ER.AR7,477
BersebaNA.KA.BE9,195
DauresNA.ER.DA10,184
EengodiNA.OT.EE14,995
EenhanaNA.OW.EE24,193
ElimNA.OS.EL15,210
EndolaNA.OW.ED36,659
EngelaNA.OW.EG21,341
EpembeNA.OW.EP14,837
EpupaNA.KU.EP12,816
EtayiNA.OS.ET34,970
GibeonNA.HA.GI11,201
GobabisNA.OH.GO14,278
GrootfonteinNA.OD.GR21,595
GuinasNA.OT.GU8,435
HakahanaNA.KH.HA59,546
KabeNA.CA.KB14,979
KahengeNA.OK.KH30,180
KalahariNA.OH.KA9,234
KamanjabNA.KU.KA6,012
KapakoNA.OK.KP25,653
KarasburgNA.KA.KA14,693
KaribibNA.ER.KA11,784
Katima Mulilo RuralNA.CA.KR22,197
Katima Mulilo UrbanNA.CA.KU14,359
Katutura CentralNA.KH.KC20,988
Katutura EastNA.KH.KE17,737
Keetmanshoop RuralNA.KA.KR6,349
Keetmanshoop UrbanNA.KA.KU14,945
Khomasdal NorthNA.KH.KN26,621
KhorixasNA.KU.KH10,906
KongolaNA.CA.KO4,134
LinyantiNA.CA.LI13,741
LuderitzNA.KA.LU13,276
Mariental RuralNA.HA.MR13,596
Mariental UrbanNA.HA.MU11,977
MashareNA.OK.MA15,829
MpunguNA.OK.MP18,332
MukweNA.OK.MU25,999
NdiyonaNA.OK.ND19,150
OgongoNA.OS.OG18,498
OhangwenaNA.OW.OH17,539
OkahandjaNA.OD.OD18,155
OkahaoNA.OS.OH26,035
OkakararaNA.OD.OR21,336
OkakuNA.ON.OK19,262
OkalongoNA.OS.OL28,657
OkankoloNA.OT.OK12,926
OkatanaNA.ON.OT15,562
OkatjaliNA.ON.OJ2,815
OkongoNA.OW.OK21,321
OlukondaNA.OT.OL9,094
OmaruruNA.ER.OM6,792
OmatakoNA.OD.OM11,998
OmpundjaNA.ON.OM4,423
OmundaungiloNA.OW.OM8,085
OmunteleNA.OT.OT21,884
OmuthiyagwiipundiNA.OT.OM23,384
OnayenaNA.OT.ON15,684
OndangwaNA.ON.OD29,783
OndobeNA.OW.OD32,726
OnesiNA.OS.ON12,935
OngengaNA.OW.OG21,474
OngwedivaNA.ON.OG27,396
OniipaNA.OT.OP23,913
OnyaanyaNA.OT.OY13,474
OpuwoNA.KU.OP20,119
OranjemundNA.KA.OR5,451
Oshakati EastNA.ON.OE22,634
Oshakati WestNA.ON.OW20,015
OshikangoNA.OW.OS27,599
OshikukuNA.OS.OS8,089
OtaviNA.OD.OV11,620
OtjineneNA.OH.ON14,932
OtjiwarongoNA.OD.OW22,614
OtjombindeNA.OH.OB6,378
OutapiNA.OS.OU30,313
OutjoNA.KU.OU8,947
RaucanaNA.OS.RA10,722
Rehoboth RuralNA.HA.RR7,365
Rehoboth Urban EastNA.HA.RE12,581
Rehoboth Urban WestNA.HA.RW9,201
Rundu RuralNA.OK.RR42,764
Rundu UrbanNA.OK.RU19,597
SesfonteinNA.KU.SE7,358
SibindaNA.CA.SI9,164
SowetoNA.KH.SO13,809
SteinhausenNA.OH.ST9,066
SwakopmundNA.ER.SW25,442
TsandiNA.OS.TS26,834
TsumebNA.OT.TS14,113
TsumkweNA.OD.TS8,823
UukwiyuNA.ON.UK11,894
UuvudhiyaNA.ON.UV4,357
Walvis Bay RuralNA.ER.WR623
Walvis Bay UrbanNA.ER.WU40,849
WanahedaNA.KH.WA29,051
Windhoek EastNA.KH.WE16,643
Windhoek RuralNA.KH.WR19,908
Windhoek WestNA.KH.WW38,969

Change history:

  1. 1992-08-31: The Regional Council Act No. 22 of 1992 established 95 constituencies, listed in its Schedule 2. It has been amended at least three times, in 1997, 2000, and 2002.
  2. The following changes occurred between 1992 and 2001. In Caprivi region, Katima Mulilo and Mukwe were replaced by Katima Mulilo Urban and Katima Mulilo Rural; probably Mukwe was transferred to Kavango region, and Katima Mulilo was split two ways. In Erongo, Brandberg and Walvisbay were replaced by Daures, Walvis Bay Rural, and Walvis Bay Urban; this may be a renaming and a split. In Kavango, Rundu was replaced by Mukwe, Rundu Urban, and Rundu Rural. If Mukwe was transferred from Caprivi, Rundu must have split. In Kunene, Raucana was replaced by Epupa; since Raucana shows up in Omusati region, it was probably transferred out, while Epupa must have been split from one of the other constituencies. In Omaheke, Buitepos and Otjozondjou were replaced by Kalahari and Otjombinde; this could be two renamings, but not necessarily in the same order. In Omusati, Etayi and Raucana were added; Etayi was probably the result of a split. In Oshana, Oshakati split into Oshakati East and Oshakati West. In Oshikoto, Okatope and Oshikoto were replaced by Onyaanya and Tsumeb, possibly by renaming. In Otjozondjupa, Tsumkwe was created, perhaps by a split.
  3. 2013-08-08: Extensive changes were made as a result of work by the Delimitation Commission. Fourteen new constituencies will be added to the current 107. (There are 102 in the 2001 census list, so five more must have sprung up in the interim.) The new constituencies are as follows: in Hardap, Aranos and Daweb; in Karas, Karasburg West; in Kavango East, Ndonga Linena; in Kavango West, Mankumpi, Ncamagoro, Nkurenkuru, and Tondoro; in Kunene, Opuwa Rural; in Ohangwena, Oshikunde; in Oshana, Ondangwa Urban; in Oshikoto, Nehale lyaMpingana; in Zambezi (formerly Caprivi), Judea Lyaboloma and Kabbe South. There are also two renamed constituencies: Luderitz becomes ǃNamiǂNüs, or ǂNaminüs, and Steinhausen becomes Okarukambe. Finally, there are numerous border adjustments.

Other names of subdivisions:

These are names that I've seen used in one place or another. Further research would be needed to determine the official or most correct version of each constituency name.

  1. Aminuis: Aminius (variant)
  2. Arandis: Arandis & Henties Bay (variant)
  3. Daures: Brandberg (variant)
  4. Eengodi: Engodi (variant)
  5. Epupa: Ruacana (variant)
  6. Kapako: Kapango (variant)
  7. Karibib: Karibib & Usakos (variant)
  8. Katutura Central/East: Katatura Central/East (variant)
  9. Linyanti: Linyandi (variant)
  10. Luderitz: ǃNamiǂNüs, ǂNaminüs (variant)
  11. Mashare: Mashari (variant)
  12. Ogongo: Ongongo (variant)
  13. Okaku: Okakaku (variant)
  14. Okankolo: Okangolo (variant)
  15. Okarukambe: Steinhausen (obsolete)
  16. Omuthiyagwiipundi: Omuthiyagwipundi, Omuthiygwiipundi (variant)
  17. Outapi: Uutapi (variant)
  18. Raucana: Ruacana (variant)
  19. Rehoboth Urban East: Rehoboth East Urban (variant)
  20. Rehoboth Urban West: Rehoboth West Urban (variant)
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