From German word „Windhuk”. Country’s capital and largest city of Namibia with population about 296,000 (2008) is located in the central Khomas Region. This attractive town, lies at an altitude of 1,665 m (5,460 f) in a beautiful valley, bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north, and the Auas Mountains in the south.
In town, worth of visiting: „Tintenpalast” („Ink Palace”), which houses Namibia’s parliament, the Christuskirche (Christ Church, 1896) of the Lutheran parish, the „Reiterdenkmal” (1912) and the „Alte Feste” (Old Fort); former headquarters of the Schutztruppe and today National Museum of Namibia.
Windhoek combines the modern architectural style with that of the German colonial era. In September, city is an organizer of /Ae/Games Festival ? cultural event and a street party. Thousands music and dance lovers, traditional performers and viewers arrive in Windhoek.
Windhoek is considered to be the cleanest capital city in Africa! It also belongs to a group of the highest situated capitals of the World.