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Opuwo
Mayor
Pieter de Villiers+
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'''Opuwo''' is the capital of the Kunene Region+ in north-western Namibia+. The town is situated about 720 km north-northwest from the capital Windhoek+, and has a population of circa: 7,500. Pieter de Villiers+ of the Congress of Democrats+ is the town's mayor.

The name Opuwo was given by the commissioner of Ondangwa+, Mr. Hugo Hahn, who came in search of land to build an office. Upon his arrival, he asked local headmen to give him land where he could build an office. The headmen gave him a small plot, and when the headmen tried to give him more land, Mr. Hahn responded saying "''Opuwo'' (it’s enough for me). I don’t want any more land". That is how Opuwo got its name. The local residents of Opuwo called it ''Otjihinamaparero'' at the time, and some still call it that.

Hugo Hahn called the land '''“Ohopoho Otjitopora”''' which means "they see the bore hole and their water comes out". The name Otjihinamaparero was changed to Opuwo in 1974 due to orthographic reform.

The first office to be established in the Kaokoland+ area was the colonial administrator in Swartbooisdrift+ on the banks of the Kunene River+. This was the administrative centre of the area from 1925 to 1939. Afterwards, administrative control of the area shifted to Ohopoho, later called Opuwo.

The police station in Swartbooisdrift was run by Sergeant Herbert, and his aim was to receive the Angola Boers+ who had trekked to Angola+ out of refusal to accept the British government in South Africa+. Sergeant Basson took over the office at Swartbooisdrift, and excavated Opuwo's first bore hole. Basson had the nickname “''Katjiriamakaja''” (a person who eats tobacco).

Opuwo is governed by a town council that has seven seats.


The Opuwo Town Council hosts the annual Opuwo Trade Fair, which was launched in 2012. The festival combines a modern business exhibition with cultural performances, live shows and entertainment. Opuwo Trade Fair takes place in the month of May.

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Opuwo+ Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia. The town is situated about 720 km north-northwest from the capital Windhoek, and has a population of c.
Opuwo Rural+ Opuwo Rural is an electoral constituency in the Kunene Region of Namibia. It was created in August 2013, following a recommendation of the Fourth Delimitation Commission of Namibia, and in preparation of the 2014 general election.
Opuwo Airport+ Opuwo Airport (IATA: OPW, ICAO: FYOP) is an airport serving Opuwo, Namibia.
Opuwo Constituency+ Opuwo was a constituency in the Kunene Region of Namibia. Its population in 2010 was 20,119. The constituency has since been split into the Opuwo Urban and Opuwo Rural constituencies.
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