The small town of
Okahandja is one of the oldest-established settlements in Namibia and
is the administrative centre of the Herero-speaking people, with a number of
its formal leaders buried here. The official founding of Okahandja is deemed
to be 1894, though oral traditions suggests that Herero-speaking peoples
have been living in the vicinity since the end of the 18th century,
coinciding with their migration south from the Kaokoland from around
1750. A yearly procession through the town to the Herero graves commemorates
Herero dead during various wars against the Nama and the Germans. As a
crossroads between the routes west to the coast and north to Etosha,
Okahandja is a busy, bustling place with a railway station, shops, banks,
petrol stations and two large outdoor craft markets. The last couple years
have seen a growth in light industry in the town and the relocation of the
research arm of the Ministry of Education as part of the decentralization
process in the country.
Ovikokorero War Memorial
Phone code: 062. Police: 10111.
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