Karasburg Constituency

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former Karasburg constituency (yellow) in the ǁKaras Region (dark grey) of southern Namibia

Karasburg was a constituency in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia, with a population of 16,000. The main towns were Karasburg and Grünau; other populated places included Warmbad and Aussenkehr, and the border settlements of Ariamsvlei and Noordoewer. The Orange River formed part of the southern border of this constituency.[1]

Economic activities in this constituency were mainly small-stock farming, and near the Orange River, grape production.[1]

In 2013, the constituency was dividend into two: Karasburg East and Karasburg West[2]

Politics[edit]

In the 2010 regional elections, SWAPO's Paulus Ephraim won the constituency with 1,577 votes. He defeated challengers was Desmund Desiderius Andreas of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (839 votes) and Irene Margaret Loberloth of the Democratic Party of Namibia (364 votes).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sasman, Catherine (10 November 2010). "Karas profile". New Era. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Proclamation by the President of the Republic of Namibia No. 25/2013 Creation of new regions and division and re-division of certain regions into constituencies: Regional Councils Act, 1992 (Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia, No. 5261, 9 August 2013)
  3. ^ Election results from Electoral Commission of Namibia

Coordinates: 28°01′S 18°45′E / 28.017°S 18.750°E / -28.017; 18.750