Location of the Otjozondjupa Region in Namibia
|• Total||105,460 km2 (40,720 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.4/km2 (3.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||South African Standard Time: UTC+1|
Otjozondjupa region is one of the fourteen regions of Namibia, its capital is Otjiwarongo. An outstanding landmark within this region is the Waterberg Plateau Park. Administration offices are based in Otjiwarongo which is the largest town in the region.
- Omaheke - southeast
- Khomas - south
- Erongo - southwest
- Kunene - northwest
- Oshikoto - north
- Kavango - northeast
Otjozondjupa borders more regions than any other region of Namibia.
The region comprises seven constituencies:
Economy and infrastructure
The farming activities of Okahandja and Otjiwarongo are homogenous as these parts are well known for cattle farming. The Otavi and Grootfontein districts, and to a lesser extent also Otjiwarongo, are the granary of Namibia. The region also has a great potential to establish industries connected with such farming activities and by-products of it. It further has the advantage of combining communal and commercial farming in the same region.
The infrastructure of the region is such that effective administration is possible. The state of development in the area, and the facilities available, form a solid basis for future development. This region has the potential to be economically independent.
- "Namibia's Population by Region". Election Watch (Institute for Public Policy Research) (1): 3. 2013.
- Duddy, Jo Maré (11 April 2013). "Unemployment rate still alarmingly high". The Namibian.
- Miyanicwe, Clemans; Kahiurika, Ndanki (27 November 2013). "School counsellors overstretched". The Namibian. p. 1.
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