Oranjemund Constituency

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Oranjemund constituency (yellow) in the ǁKaras Region (dark grey) of southern Namibia

Oranjemund is a constituency in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia. It covers an area of 27,000 km2 and has a population of 18,200 inhabitants. The main towns are the district capital Oranjemund and the mining town of Rosh Pinah, the constituency also contains the Sendelingsdrift border post.[1]

Economic activities concentrate on mining and tourism, the current unemployment rate is 48%.[1]

Politics[edit]

In the 2010 regional elections, SWAPO's Eliphas Iita won the constituency with 1,928 votes. His only challenger was Ignatius Murorua of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), who received 257 votes.[2] Also in the 2015 regional elections the candidate of SWAPO won and Lasarus Angula Nangolo was elected with 2,607 votes against his challenger Simon Haulofu of RDP who received 201 votes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sasman, Catherine (10 November 2010). "Karas profile". New Era. Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Results from the Electoral Commission of Namibia
  3. ^ "Regional Council Election Results 2015" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. p. 1. 

Coordinates: 28°33′S 16°26′E / 28.550°S 16.433°E / -28.550; 16.433