Constituencies of Namibia

ConstituencyHASCPopulation
AminiusNA.OH.AM12,306
AnamulengeNA.OS.AN14,949
ArandisNA.ER.AR10,093
AranosNA.HA.AR8,528
BersebaNA.KA.BE10,589
DauresNA.ER.DA11,350
DawebNA.HA.DA5,768
EengodiNA.OT.EG15,490
EenhanaNA.OW.EH22,319
ElimNA.OS.EL12,199
EndolaNA.OW.ED25,591
EngelaNA.OW.EG24,641
EpembeNA.OW.EP11,883
EpukiroNA.OH.EP6,106
EpupaNA.KU.EP17,696
EtayiNA.OS.ET30,550
GibeonNA.HA.GB6,354
GobabisNA.OH.GO20,993
GrootfonteinNA.OD.GR24,878
GuinasNA.OT.GN5,460
John PandeniNA.KH.JP22,359
Judea LyambolomaNA.CA.JL5,511
Kabbe NorthNA.CA.KN9,559
Kabbe SouthNA.CA.KS8,073
KalahariNA.OH.KA7,611
KamanjabNA.KU.KA8,441
KapakoNA.KW.KK20,359
Karasburg EastNA.KA.KE9,203
Karasburg WestNA.KA.KW7,267
KaribibNA.ER.KA13,320
Katima Mulilo RuralNA.CA.KR13,285
Katima Mulilo UrbanNA.CA.KU28,362
Katutura CentralNA.KH.KC26,904
Katutura EastNA.KH.KE21,564
Keetmanshoop RuralNA.KA.KR7,219
Keetmanshoop UrbanNA.KA.KU19,447
KhomasdalNA.KH.KN35,832
KhorixasNA.KU.KH12,566
KongolaNA.CA.KG7,366
LinyantiNA.CA.LY7,328
MankumpiNA.KW.MK4,464
Mariental RuralNA.HA.ML6,780
Mariental UrbanNA.HA.MU15,254
MashareNA.KE.MR15,688
Moses ǁGaroebNA.KH.MG41,988
MpunguNA.KW.MG15,018
MukweNA.KE.MU27,690
MuseseNA.KW.MS10,011
ǃNamiǂNusNA.KA.LU13,859
NcamagoroNA.KW.NG7,043
NcuncuniNA.KW.NC8,541
NdiyonaNA.KE.NY9,551
Ndonga LinenaNA.KE.NL11,082
Nehale LyaMpinganaNA.OT.NL10,710
NkurenkuruNA.KW.NK7,064
OgongoNA.OS.OG16,436
OhangwenaNA.OW.OW23,851
OkahandjaNA.OD.OD24,451
OkahaoNA.OS.OK18,734
OkakararaNA.OD.OR22,747
OkakuNA.ON.OK19,007
OkalongoNA.OS.OL26,459
OkankoloNA.OT.OO13,204
OkatanaNA.ON.OT14,801
OkatyaliNA.ON.OJ3,187
OkongoNA.OW.OO17,999
OkorukambeNA.OH.OK10,060
OlukondaNA.OT.OL9,559
OmaruruNA.ER.OM8,577
OmatakoNA.OD.OM17,288
OmpundjaNA.ON.OM4,659
OmulongaNA.OW.OL27,772
OmundaungiloNA.OW.ON10,006
OmunteleNA.OT.OT16,865
OmuthiyagwiipundiNA.OT.OG26,183
OnayenaNA.OT.ON15,392
Ondangwa RuralNA.ON.OR13,613
Ondangwa UrbanNA.ON.OU23,233
OndobeNA.OW.OD22,491
OnesiNA.OS.ON16,613
OngengaNA.OW.OG21,705
OngwedivaNA.ON.OG34,065
OniipaNA.OT.OP24,939
OnyaanyaNA.OT.OY20,902
Opuwo RuralNA.KU.OR14,362
Opuwo UrbanNA.KU.OB12,910
OranjemundNA.KA.OR9,837
Oshakati EastNA.ON.OE27,227
Oshakati WestNA.ON.OW20,676
OshikangoNA.OW.OS24,201
OshikukuNA.OS.OS14,699
OshikundeNA.OW.OI12,987
OtamanziNA.OS.OT13,495
OtaviNA.OD.OV12,488
OtjineneNA.OH.OJ7,306
OtjiwarongoNA.OD.OW32,144
OtjombindeNA.OH.OB6,851
OutapiNA.OS.OU36,740
OutjoNA.KU.OU12,447
Rehoboth RuralNA.HA.RR7,591
Rehoboth Urban EastNA.HA.RE18,035
Rehoboth Urban WestNA.HA.RW11,197
RuacanaNA.OS.RA14,857
Rundu RuralNA.KE.RE9,381
Rundu UrbanNA.KE.RU63,431
Samora MachelNA.KH.SM49,178
SesfonteinNA.KU.SE8,434
SibbindaNA.CA.SI11,112
SwakopmundNA.ER.SW44,725
Tobias HainyekoNA.KH.TH45,912
TondoroNA.KW.TO14,029
TsandiNA.OS.TS27,435
TsumebNA.OT.TS23,269
TsumkweNA.OD.TS9,907
UukwiyuNA.ON.UK12,092
UuvudhiyaNA.ON.UV4,114
Walvis Bay RuralNA.ER.WR26,916
Walvis Bay UrbanNA.ER.WU35,828
Windhoek EastNA.KH.WE25,823
Windhoek RuralNA.KH.WR19,143
Windhoek WestNA.KH.WW53,438

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. This is a list of 102 constituencies, compiled from the 2001 census results on the site of the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services. 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
  1. In the following changes, I have compared before-and-after lists, but in most cases I wasn't able to determine the territorial correspondence between the old and new constituencies with certainty.
  2. 2002-2012: In Khomas region, Hakahana, Soweto, and Wanaheda constituencies replaced by John Pandeni, Moses ǁGaroeb, Samora Machel, and Tobias Hainyeko. In Kavango, Kahenge and Rundu Rural replaced by Musese, Rundu Rural East, and Rundu Rural West (strongly suggesting that Kahenge was renamed and Rundu Rural was split, but I can't be sure it was so). In Ohangwena, Omulonga split probably from Okongo with possibly some parts of Eenhana and Omundaungilo. In Omaheke, Epukiro split from Steinhausen and possibly part of Otjinene. In Omusati, Otamanzi split from Okahao.
  3. 2013-08-08: Extensive changes were made as recommended by the Fourth Delimitation Commission. Fourteen new constituencies were created. In Hardap, Aranos split from Mariental Rural; Daweb split from Gibeon. In ǃKaras (formerly Karas), Karasburg split into Karasburg East and Karasburg West; Luderitz renamed ǃNamiǂNs, or ǂNamiNs. Kavango region split into Kavango East and Kavango West. In Kavango East, Ndonga Linena created. In Kavango West, Mankumpi, Ncamagoro, Ncuncuni, Nkurenkuru, and Tondoro created; Rundu Rural West no longer exists, and I suspect that Ncuncuni is just a new name for it. In Kunene, Opuwo split into Opuwo Rural and Opuwo Urban. In Ohangwena, Oshikunde created in the general vicinity of Eenhana, Ohangwena, and Omundaungilo. In Omaheke, Steinhausen renamed Okarukambe. In Oshana, Ondangwa split into Ondangwa Rural and Ondangwa Urban. In Oshikoto, Nehale lyaMpingana was formed from parts of Eengodi, Guinas, Okankolo, and Omuthiyagwiipundi. In Zambezi (formerly Caprivi), Judea Lyamboloma split from Linyanti, possibly along with part of Kongola; Kabbe split into Kabbe North and Kabbe South. There were also numerous border adjustments.
  4. The changes in Kavango are hard to sort out. I have seen it stated that Nkurenkuru was split from Mpungu. Which other constituencies were split up to form the new ones? One clue comes from the fact that the population centers of Kavango lie along the Okavango River (called Cubango across the border in Angola), which flows from east to west through this region. The NGA GEOnet Names Server provides latitudes and longitudes of towns. I searched for towns whose names correspond to the constituencies of Kavango region as of 2001 and as of 2013. The earlier set, from east to west, were Mukwe, Ndiyona, Mashari, Rundu, Kapako, Kahenge, and Mpungu. The later set were Mukwe, Ndiyona, Ndonge Linona, Mashari, Rundu, Ncuncuni*, Kapako, Ncamakora*, Musese, Tondoro, Nkurenkuru, Mpungu, and Mongombi* (asterisks denote towns that are significantly farther south from the river). Note that some names are spelled differently from the constituencies. They were the closest matches I could find in GEOnet, but they may not be the right towns.

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, Aminus (variant)
  2. Arandis: Arandis & Henties Bay (variant)
  3. Daures: Brandberg (variant)
  4. Eengodi: Engodi (variant)
  5. Eenhana: Enana, Enhana (variant)
  6. Epupa: Ruacana (variant)
  7. Grootefontein: Grootfontein (variant)
  8. John Pandeni: John Alfons Pandeni (variant)
  9. Judea Lyamboloma: Judea Lyaboloma (variant)
  10. Kabe: Kabbe (variant)
  11. Kapako: Kapango (variant)
  12. Karasburg: Karasberg (variant)
  13. Karibib: Karibib & Usakos (variant)
  14. Katutura Central/East: Katatura Central/East (variant)
  15. Khomasdal: Khomasdal North (variant)
  16. Linyanti: Linyandi (variant)
  17. ǃNamiǂNs: Luderitz (obsolete), ǃNamiǂNs, ǂNamins (variant)
  18. Ncamangoro: Ncamagoro (variant)
  19. Mashare: Mashari (variant)
  20. Ogongo: Ongongo (variant)
  21. Okaku: Okakaku (variant)
  22. Okankolo: Okangolo (variant)
  23. Okarukambe: Okorukambe (variant); Steinhausen (obsolete)
  24. Okatjali: Okatyali (variant)
  25. Omulunga: Omulonga (variant)
  26. Omuthiyagwiipundi: Omuthiyagwipundi, Omuthiygwiipundi (variant)
  27. Outapi: Uutapi (variant)
  28. Ruacana: Raucana (variant)
  29. Rehoboth Urban East: Rehoboth East Urban (variant)
  30. Rehoboth Urban West: Rehoboth West Urban (variant)
  31. Sibinda: Sibbinda, Sibida (variant)
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