Municipality and town
|• Total||4,132 sq mi (10,701 km2)|
|Elevation||3,640 ft (1,110 m)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
History as a mission station
Namacunde mission was founded in 1900 by the German missionary Wilhelm Ickler. At the time it was thought that the area was part of German South West Africa. Just as Ickler had begun the construction of the third mission German mission station in Oukwanyama, he fell ill with malaria and blackwater fever and died on 22 June 1900.
Namakunde lies on the route of the proposed railway linking Angola and Namibia.
- "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved April 9, 2009.
- Peltola, Matti (1958). Sata vuotta suomalaista lähetystyötä 1859–1959. II: Suomen Lähetysseuran Afrikan työn historia [‘One Hundred Years of Finnish Missionary Work 1859–1959. II: The History of FMS’s Missionary Work in Africa’]. Helsinki: The Finnish Missionary Society. pp. 173, 180, 182, 196.
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