Oniipa

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Oniipa
Town
Oniipa is located in Namibia
Oniipa
Oniipa
Location in Namibia
Coordinates: 17°55′00″S 16°02′00″E / 17.91667°S 16.03333°E / -17.91667; 16.03333
Country  Namibia
Region Oshikoto Region
Constituency Oniipa
Elevation 3,524 ft (1,074 m)
Time zone South African Standard Time (UTC+1)
Climate BSh

Oniipa is a town in the Oshikoto Region of northern Namibia and the district capital of the Oniipa electoral constituency. It lies just outside Ondangwa.[1] It is the hometown of former Lutheran bishop and liberation leader Leonard Auala.[2]

There is also the well-known old church hospital called Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital, which was named after the first female nurse. Oniipa is also known with the history during the struggle of independence of this country, as the best-known printing shop was burnt down by the Boers.

Politics[edit]

Oniipa is governed by a town council that currently has seven seats.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile worldcitydb.com
  2. ^ Bishop Auala Centenary The Namibian, 25 September 2008
  3. ^ "Know Your Local Authority". Election Watch (3). Institute for Public Policy Research. 2015. p. 4. 

Coordinates: 17°55′S 16°02′E / 17.917°S 16.033°E / -17.917; 16.033