Keetmanshoop Rural

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Keetmanshoop Rural constituency (yellow) in the ǁKaras Region (dark grey) of southern Namibia
Quiver trees near Keetmanshoop

Keetmanshoop Rural is an electoral constituency in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia. It contains the Krönlein suburb of Keetmanshoop and the villages of Koës and Aroab, the settlements of Seeheim and Klein Karas, as well as several farming communities in the area. The constituency office is situated in Aroab.[1]


In the 2010 regional elections, SWAPO's Jims Christiaan won the constituency with 736 votes. He defeated challengers was Simon Johannes Jantze of RDP (648 votes), Bartholomeus Rooi of DTA (433 votes) and Joseph Isaaks of the COD (88 votes).[2]

Keetmanshoop Rural was represented by Aroab schoolteacher Willem Appollus from 1998-2004. He was also a member of SWAPO.[3]


  1. ^ Sasman, Catherine (10 November 2010). "Karas profile". New Era. 
  2. ^ Election results from Electoral Commission of Namibia
  3. ^ Willem Appollus Namibian Institute for Democracy

Coordinates: 26°48′S 19°39′E / 26.800°S 19.650°E / -26.800; 19.650