Population of Cities in Namibia (2021)

Namibia is home to about 2.57 million people, making it the 143rd-most populous country in the world. As of 2015, Namibia has 13 cities, ten of which have populations of over 10,000. Namibia’s most populous city and capital is Windhoek. Windhoek is home to about 431,000. The city is continually growing about 4% per year, largely because of net migration from all over the country. Walvis Bay is the second-most populous city and the largest coastal city in Namibia. Walvis Bay’s population is about 63,000 people. Swakopmund is the third-most populous city in Namibia and the capital of the Erongo administrative district, home to about 45,000 people. Otjiwarongo, Okahandja, and Keetmanshoop are the only other cities with populations of over 20,000. Together, these six cities have a combined population of about 612,100, or 23.8% of Namibia’s total population.

About 51.04% of Namibia’s population lives in cities and urban areas, and about 48.96% lives in rural areas. This is a significant increase in the urban population since 2009 when 40.6% of the population was urban. The country’s urbanization rate is around 1.94%.

Namibia has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 18 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Namibia is Windhoek, with a population of 268,132 people.

Name 2021 Population
Windhoek268,132
Rundu58,172
Walvis Bay52,058
Oshakati33,618
Swakopmund25,047
Katima Mulilo25,027
Grootfontein24,099
Rehoboth21,377
Katutura21,243
Otjiwarongo21,224
Okahandja20,879
Gobabis16,321
Keetmanshoop15,608
Luderitz15,137
Mariental13,380
Tsumeb12,190
Khorixas12,021
Omaruru11,547
Bethanie10,363
Ongwediva9,654
Usakos9,147
Ondangwa9,124
Oranjemund8,496
Otjimbingwe7,677
Okahao7,000
Karibib6,898
Warmbad6,700
Outjo6,557
Karasburg6,054
Okakarara5,255
Opuwo5,101
Omuthiya5,000
Outapi2,640
Eenhana
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Population of All Cities in Namibia

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