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Windhuk, ǀAiǁGams, Otjomuise
Location of Windhoek in Namibia
|Established||18 October 1890|
|• Total||249 sq mi (645 km2)|
|• Density||924/sq mi (356.6/km2)|
|Time zone||WAT (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||WAST (UTC+2)|
Windhoek (German: Windhuk) is the capital city of Namibia. It has a population of 230,000 people. Windhoek is the trade center for sheep skins. The area was controlled by Germany in 1885. It became the capital of the German colony, German South-West Africa, in 1892. During World War I, Windhoek was captured by South Africa. It was the capital of South West Africa (Namibia) under South African control until the independence of Namibia in 1990.
Windhoek has a semi-desert climate.
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