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.

Politics[edit]

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]

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