The charm of the City of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. It is a peaceful and relaxed city in a country with a proud record of political stability, and is known as one the cleanest cities on the African Continent.
As the Capital City, Windhoek hosts Central Government, State-owned Enterprises, and head offices of most multi-national companies active in the country and in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Namibia’s financial center, including the Bank of Namibia, the head offices of commercial banks, the very active Namibia Stock Exchange and insurance industries, are all based in the city center. All foreign diplomatic missions are located in Windhoek.
Geographically, the total area of Windhoek is 645 square kilometers with about 350,000 inhabitants, making up almost 15% of the country’s total population of 2.2 million.