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Old January 31st, 2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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●● Namibia, Windhoek - Africa's cleanest capital city●●

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Former German colony, Namibia has relatively high per-capita income and today is considered as one of the most developed countries in Africa.
Namibia ranks 8th out of 54 countries in Africa by nominal GDP per capita - $6087 (IMF, 2011)
Another positive development is that Namibia is ranked 6th out of 54 countries in Africa by Ibrahim Index in terms of human development, education, health, infrastructure, accountability and rule of law.
Namibia's population of 2.1 million inhabitants. Ethnic groups: black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%


Windhoek is the capital of the Republic of Namibia. Its share of the national GDP make up 43% (~ $ 17,000 per capita)
Windhoek has a population of approximately 330,000 ( 84% black and mixed, 16% white)
The average annual temperature is 19.47 °C (67.05 °F) The tap water in Namibia is clean, good and drinkable.

Windhoek is a very clean city and has adopted innovative ways of utilising local communities for solid waste collection and removal. There is not one piece of paper or plastic bag blowing around anywhere! Apparently they teach the kids from the time they can pick things up that it is their responsibility to keep Namibia clean and beautiful. In the city also lots of green spaces, flowers, organized avenues and streets. Relative to the most african capitals, Windhoek is still one of the safest cities.






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Old January 31st, 2012, 01:01 AM   #2
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Old January 31st, 2012, 01:03 AM   #3
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Keep em' coming! Windhoek is a beautiful city!!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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Old January 31st, 2012, 02:33 AM   #5
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What a beautiful city Windhoek is!!!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 03:51 AM   #6
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Windhoek looks like a really pleasant place.

Interesting to see some german signs in the streets.
Is german still spoken by some there?

Cool they kept the "kaiserliche landesvermessung"-sign (= imperial land measuring institution)
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Old January 31st, 2012, 04:07 AM   #7
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Windhoek looks like a really pleasant place.

Interesting to see some german signs in the streets.
Is german still spoken by some there?

Cool they kept the "kaiserliche landesvermessung"-sign (= imperial land measuring institution)
Namibians of German descent constitute 3% of the pop. and I think 2% of the pop. speaks German at home. (White Namibians ~10% of the pop. mostly Afrikaner)

There are several German language schools across in Namibia in cities and developed towns as the German population is relatively disbursed. The "most German" town in Namibia is Otjiwarongo Where 35% of the population speaks German.

Here's a link to Deutsche Schule Otjiwarongo.. link Sorry if I babble but I'm a demography nerd and I find this stuff interesting.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 04:36 AM   #8
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Very beautiful city!!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 05:45 AM   #9
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awesome photos from Windhoek, Namibia....looks clean indeed.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 03:13 AM   #10
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THANKS everybody for comments!

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Like other cities in the Africa, Windhoek has to contend with an influx of migrants seeking employment. The low cost neighbourhoods and the sprawling places where the people come to live seeking their fortunes can be found to the northwest of the town.
Approximately one third of Namibia's urban population live in slums.
In Windhoek, Slum Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) works with Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG) to help poor households and communities form savings groups, engage with local and national government to gain access to land and secure tenure, and build their own houses. Poor communities have also been able to access basic amenities such as water and sanitation. Through the SDFN/NHAG alliance, poor communities are playing a crucial role in providing pro-poor perspectives into Namibian policies around housing and urban land. Low cost land, low cost housing loans and housing cooperatives are cosy prospects which give everyone who can earn an income an opportunity to belong.




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Old February 1st, 2012, 03:16 AM   #12
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Namibians of German descent constitute 3% of the pop. and I think 2% of the pop. speaks German at home. (White Namibians ~10% of the pop. mostly Afrikaner)

There are several German language schools across in Namibia in cities and developed towns as the German population is relatively disbursed. The "most German" town in Namibia is Otjiwarongo Where 35% of the population speaks German.

Here's a link to Deutsche Schule Otjiwarongo.. link Sorry if I babble but I'm a demography nerd and I find this stuff interesting.
Thank you very much for that.

It is interesting indeed - thats why I asked.

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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:04 AM   #14
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the city seems really amazing!!

is great to see places like this in africa, because media always shows bad things
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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:27 AM   #15
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impressive!

i have a question about the language, what is the mother tongue for Namibians? because i saw mixed of english, german, and spanish in your photos.
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impressive!

i have a question about the language, what is the mother tongue for Namibians? because i saw mixed of english, german, and spanish in your photos.
I don't know where you saw Spanish.. lol


But here is the mother tongue breakdown of Namibia

Ovambo - 48%
Nama - 11%
Afrikaans - 11%
Kwangali - 10%
Herero - 10%
Other languages - 10%


The official language is English though the main language of communication is Afrikaans.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 06:02 AM   #17
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very very beautiful, one OF MY FAVOURITE CITY, LOVE IT
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The official language is English though the main language of communication is Afrikaans.
I speak Dutch and my dialect resembles Afrikaans very much.
Does that mean that when I speak Dutch almost everyone in Namibia and South-Africa will understand me?
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I don't know where you saw Spanish.. lol


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I suppose he confuse portuguese with spanish
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Old February 1st, 2012, 08:27 PM   #20
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Very nice pics....keep em coming plz!
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