Khorixas Constituency

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Khorixas Constituency (yellow) in the Kunene Region (dark grey)

Khorixas is a constituency in the Kunene Region of northwestern Namibia. Its population is 10,906,[1] its district capital is the town of Khorixas. The name of this constituency comes from a derivation of the Khoekhoegowab word "Gorigas", which is a water bush that grows in the area. This area is famous for the Ugab Terraces, a stone monolith that can be seen from afar. There is also a petrified forest, and rock engravings in Twyfelfontein.


In the 2004 regional election, Sebastian Ignatius ǃGobs of the United Democratic Front (UDF) beat out Theophelus ǁKhamuseb of the SWAPO party for the regional councillor position with a vote total of 2623 against 1643.[2]

The 2015 regional election were won by Elias ǀAro Xoagub of SWAPO with 2,554 votes, closely followed by UDF's ǃGobs with 2,008 votes.[3]


Coordinates: 20°22′20″S 14°57′37″E / 20.3721194444°S 14.9604111111°E / -20.3721194444; 14.9604111111