Constituencies of Namibia

Summary

The 121 Constituencies of Namibia

Each of the 14 regions of Namibia is further subdivided into electoral constituencies. The size of the constituencies varies with the size and population of each region. There are currently 121 constituencies in Namibia. The most populous constituency according to the 2011 census was Rundu Urban in the Kavango West region with 63,431 people; the least populous was Okatyali in the Oshana region with 3,187 people.[1] The administrative division of Namibia is tabled by Delimitation Commissions and accepted or declined by the National Assembly. In 1992, the First Delimitation Commission chaired by Judge President Johan Strydom determined the number of constituencies to be 95. Since then, every Delimitation Commission has increased this number to accommodate population growth.[2] The fourth Delimitation Commission increased the number of constituencies to its present number in 2013.[3]

Local councillors are directly elected through secret ballots (regional elections) by the inhabitants of their constituencies.[4] They occupy a constituency office in the main settlement of their district. However, once elected they keep their full-time job and are expected to run their constituencies after hours.[5] Consequently, they receive allowances rather than salaries, although the remuneration does compare to a mid-range salaried position.[6]

Regional councillors are indirectly elected from and by the constituency councillors in each region. Each region sends three of their local councillors to represent their region in the National Council of Namibia.[4]

List of constituencies by region

Zambezi
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Judea Lyaboloma
Kabbe North
Kabbe South
Katima Mulilo Rural
Katima Mulilo Urban
Kongola
Linyanti
Sibbinda

Erongo
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Arandis
Dâures
Karibib
Omaruru
Swakopmund
Walvis Bay Rural
Walvis Bay Urban

Hardap
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Aranos
Daweb
Gibeon
Mariental Rural
Mariental Urban
Rehoboth Rural
Rehoboth Urban East
Rehoboth Urban West

ǁKaras
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Berseba
Karasburg East
Karasburg West
Keetmanshoop Rural
Keetmanshoop Urban
ǃNamiǂNûs
Oranjemund

Kavango West
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Kapako
Mankumpi
Mpungu
Musese
Ncamangoro
Ncuncuni
Nkurenkuru
Tondoro

Kavango East
Map of Namibia with the region highlighted

Mashare
Mukwe
Ndiyona
Ndonga Linena
Rundu Rural
Rundu Urban

Khomas
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John Pandeni
Katutura Central
Katutura East
Khomasdal North
Moses ǁGaroëb
Samora Machel
Tobias Hainyeko
Windhoek East
Windhoek Rural
Windhoek West

Kunene
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Epupa
Kamanjab
Khorixas
Opuwo Rural
Opuwo Urban
Outjo
Sesfontein

Ohangwena
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Eenhana
Endola
Engela
Epembe
Ohangwena
Okongo
Omulonga
Omundaungilo
Ondobe
Ongenga
Oshikango
Oshikunde

Omaheke
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Aminuis
Epukiro
Gobabis
Kalahari
Otjinene
Otjombinde
Okorukambe

Omusati
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Anamulenge
Elim
Etayi
Ogongo
Okahao
Okalongo
Onesi
Oshikuku
Otamanzi
Outapi
Ruacana
Tsandi

Oshana
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Okaku
Okatana
Okatyali
Ompundja
Ondangwa Rural
Ondangwa Urban
Ongwediva
Oshakati East
Oshakati West
Uukwiyu
Uuvudhiya

Oshikoto
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Eengodi
Guinas
Nehale lyaMpingana
Okankolo
Olukonda
Omuntele
Omuthiyagwiipundi
Onayena
Oniipa
Onyaanya
Tsumeb

Otjozondjupa
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Grootfontein
Okahandja
Okakarara
Omatako
Otavi
Otjiwarongo
Tsumkwe

References

  1. ^ "Namibia: Division (Regions and Constituencies) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  2. ^ Matundu-Tjiparuro, Mae (28 February 2011). "Khomas Region, a constitutional, political and geographical hybrid". Focus on: Khomas Region. supplement to New Era. p. 3.
  3. ^ Shinovene Immanuel. "Caprivi is no more" Archived 13 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine. The Namibian. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Namibia National Council". Inter-Parliamentary Union. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  5. ^ Ndeyanale, Eliaser (28 January 2016). "Councillors should be fully recognised politicians". Confidente. p. 5.
  6. ^ Mbathera, Ester; Iikela, Sakeus (24 February 2021). "Councillor pay hike proposal not sinister – Daniel". The Namibian. p. 3.