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The old harbor in Swakopmund
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Swakopmund is a city on the coast of northwestern Namibia, 280 km west of Windhoek. It is the capital of the Erongo administrative district. As a seaside resort, the weather is cooler here in December to January (Namibia's summer months) so the territorial administration moves to Swakopmund for these months. The town has 42,000 inhabitants.

Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and a sizable part of its population is still German-speaking today.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swakopmund

This is a view from the old harbour on the left side to the old lighthouse.

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Copyright: Martin Kneth
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Uploaded: 21/11/2011
Updated: 04/02/2012
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