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 , with a population of people.

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

Population of All Cities in Namibia

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