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Windhoek

(vĭnt`ho͞ok), city (1991 pop. 147,056), capital of Namibia. It is Namibia's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic center. Windhoek is one of the world's major trade centers for Karakul sheep skins. Clothing is manufactured, meat and bone meal are processed, and diamonds are cut and polished in the city. A transportation hub, Windhoek is linked with the Republic of South Africa's railroad network. Windhoek was originally the headquarters of a Nama chief, who defeated the HereroHerero
, Bantu people, mainly in Namibia and Botswana. They number about 75,000. A pastoral tribe noted for their large cattle herds, the Herero probably migrated from the region of Lake Tanganyika in the 18th cent.
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 inhabitants of the region in the 19th cent. After the occupation of the territory by German forces in 1885, it became the seat of administration and was later (1892) made the capital of the German colony of South West Africa. During World War I, Windhoek was captured by South African troops. Today the city retains a German flavor, and many of its residents are of German background. Windhoek stands 5,428 ft (1,654 m) above sea level and is surrounded by hills, three of which have castles built in German medieval style.

Windhoek

 

a city, the administrative center of Namibia in Africa. Situated at an altitude of 1,600 m. Population, 43,000 (1962). It is an important transportation center at the junction of a railroad and highway. The railway line is linked with the port of Walvis Bay on the Atlantic coast. The city is a center for the trade of karakul skins and for the production of wines and liquors. There are also several garment enterprises.

Windhoek

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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Offering a wide range of financial services and products, including personal, corporate, electronic and international banking services through a network of 50 branches, Bank Windhoek will now accept denominations of 10, 20, 50 and 100 CNY at its branches.
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