Windhoek (/ˈvɪnt.hʊk/VINT-huuk; German: Windhuk; Khoekhoe:ǀAiǁgams; Otjiherero:Otjomuise) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1,700 metres (5,600ft) above sea level. The population of Windhoek in 2011 was 325,858 growing continually due to an influx from all over Namibia.
The town developed at the site of a permanent spring known to the indigenous pastoral communities. It developed rapidly after Jonker Afrikaner, Captain of the Orlam settled here in 1840 and built a stone church for his community. However, in the decades thereafter multiple wars and hostilities led to the neglect and destruction of the new settlement such that Windhoek was founded a second time in 1890 by Imperial GermanArmy Major Curt von François.
Windhoek is the social, economic, political, and cultural centre of the country. Nearly every Namibian national enterprise, governmental body, educational and cultural institution is headquartered there.
Windhoek is Namibia’s capital and international gateway, and is nestled deep in a picturesque valley in the centre of the country, flanked by the KhomasHochland Plateau to the west and the Auas Mountains to the east ... Also try Joe’s Beerhouse, one of Windhoek’s top restaurants and beer gardens, with local meat and game as well as vegetarian options.
Windhoek - A racist will left by a German farmer in Namibia who instructed his children to become vegetarians and avoid having sex with black people, has been thrown out of court, a news report said ... some 350km north of Windhoek.