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The capital of Namibia, in the central part of the country. Originally the headquarters of a Nama leader, it was occupied by German forces in 1885 and made the capital of the German colony of South-West Africa in 1892.
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(ˈwɪntˌhʊk; ˈvɪnt-)
(Placename) the capital of Namibia, in the centre, at an altitude of 1654 m (5428 ft): formerly the capital of German South West Africa. Pop: 252 000 (2005 est)
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the capital of Namibia, in the central part. 161,000.
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Noun1.Windhoek - capital of Namibia in the center of the country
Namibia, Republic of Namibia, South West Africa - a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
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The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) has set aside N.dollars 50 million to improve the living conditions of Windhoek's informal settlements residents between 01 June 2019 to 01 March 2020 (10 months).
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Air Namibia is offering scheduled flights between Windhoek and Harare (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays offering onward connectivity with Cape Town, Johannesburg, Walvis Bay, Accra and Frankfurt), complementing their direct flights daily between Windhoek and Victoria Falls.
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Who was he who I said: "Always something new out of Africa?" If you don't believe it, you come with me to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.
A former Global Fund employee who allegedly shot dead a former colleague and wounded another in Windhoek in January this year, will face trial in the Windhoek High Court.
Global Banking News-February 20, 2018--Bank Windhoek commences Renminbi trading to boost business transactions