Windhoek, officially Windhoek [-huk, Afrikaans], capital of Namibia and the Khomas region, 1,656 m above sea level, in the Windhoek basin between the Khomashochland, Erosberg and Auasberg, including the townships Katutura, Hakahana, Wanaheda and Khomasdal (2011) 325 900 residents.
Seat of a Catholic archbishop and an Anglican bishop; University (founded in 1992), conservatory, scientific society (with library), weather station, museums. Windhoek is the economic center of the country with a dairy, meat canning factories, brewery and various medium-sized businesses; Large power plant (coal); international airport 43 km east.
The most important buildings from the German colonial era (Art Nouveau, Historicism and independent veranda style) are located on a hill: Alte Feste (1890–92, expanded in 1895; with a historical museum), the “Ink Palace” (parliament building, 1912–13), the Protestant Christ Church (1907-10) and the Von Estorff House with the Afrikana library. In 1955 a complex was built that includes a theater, an art museum and a library. Strong expansion of the city since the late 1980s.
Around 1842 Windhoek had around 2,000 residents as the seat of the Orlam leader Jonker Afrikaner (* around 1790, † 1861). In 1893 the first white settlers settled in the city, which was declared the capital of German South West Africa in 1891.
- Abbreviation: WDH
- Country: Namibia
List of Windhoek Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations for Windhoek is WDH which stands for Windhoek. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Windhoek, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.
|Windhoek||ERS||Windhoek, Namibia – Eros|
|Windhoek||NMNW||National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek|
|Windhoek||WVTC||Windhoek Vocational Training Centre|
|Windhoek||SKW||Sport Klub Windhoek|
|Windhoek||WDH||Windhoek, Namibia – Jg Strijdom|