Walvis Bay Rural

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Walvis Bay Rural constituency (yellow) in the Erongo Region (dark grey)

Walvis Bay Rural constituency is a constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. It comprises the rural area surrounding the constituency's district capital city of Walvis Bay. With a voting population of 623 in 2004, Walvis Bay Rural was the least populous constituency in Namibia at that time.[1]


Walvis Bay Rural constituency includes a string of settlements by the ǂAonin (Southern Topnaar) community, a subtribe of the Nama people. These settlements are situated along the Kuiseb River and include Utuseb and Rooibank.[2]


In the 2010 regional elections, SWAPO's Johannes Nangolo won the constituency with 3,804 votes. His closest challenger was Tjitekuru Joseph of the Rally for Democracy and Progress, who received 646 votes.[3]

Nangolo also won the 2015 regional elections with 3,928 votes. Runner-up and only challenger was Joan Valencia Izaaks of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) who received 801 votes.[4][5]


  1. ^ Constituencies of Namibia, 2004
  2. ^ de Klerk, Eveline (25 January 2013). "Rural community wants police station". New Era. 
  3. ^ Election results from Electoral Commission of Namibia
  4. ^ "Regional elections 2015". The Namibian. Regional Elections supplement. 1 December 2015. p. D2. 
  5. ^ "Regional Council Election Results 2015". Electoral Commission of Namibia. 3 December 2015. p. 3. 

Coordinates: 23°13′16.16″S 15°6′22.32″E / 23.2211556°S 15.1062000°E / -23.2211556; 15.1062000