Khorixas

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Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia.wikipedia
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Khorixas Constituency

Khorixas
It is the administrative capital of Khorixas Constituency.
Its population is 10,906, its district capital is the town of Khorixas.

Petrified forest, Khorixas

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The town is located near to an important deposit of petrified wood and the Twyfelfontein valley, known for its rock art.
The Petrified forest, located 42 km west of the Namibian town of Khorixas, on the C39 road, is a deposit of large tree trunks that have "turned to stone" through a process of diagenesis.

Bantustan

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It was the capital of the Damaraland bantustan before Namibia's independence.

Twyfelfontein

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The town is located near to an important deposit of petrified wood and the Twyfelfontein valley, known for its rock art.
Twyfelfontein lies 20 km south of the C39 major road from Sesfontein to Khorixas.

Damara people

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Most of the inhabitants are from the Damara ethnic group.

Organ Pipes (Namibia)

Organ Pipes
The so-called Organ Pipes are situated near the small inselberg of Burnt Mountain, west of the town of Khorixas in Namibia.

Kunene Region

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Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia.

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Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia.

Damaraland

It was the capital of the Damaraland bantustan before Namibia's independence. Due to its location in former Damaraland, the ethnically Damara-based United Democratic Front (UDF) has strong support in the population.

Rock art

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The town is located near to an important deposit of petrified wood and the Twyfelfontein valley, known for its rock art.

Opuwo

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The regional hospital and some other regional offices are still located in Khorixas, though the capital of Kunene Region is Opuwo.

University of Namibia

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There are six schools and one branch of University of Namibia (UNAM) in Khorixas, Versteendewoud is the biggest primary school and Cornelius Goreseb High School is the biggest secondary school.

United Democratic Front (Namibia)

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Due to its location in former Damaraland, the ethnically Damara-based United Democratic Front (UDF) has strong support in the population.

Constituencies of Namibia

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Unlike in most other constituencies of Namibia, the ruling SWAPO party had until 2015 never won in Khorixas.

SWAPO

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Unlike in most other constituencies of Namibia, the ruling SWAPO party had until 2015 never won in Khorixas.

2015 Namibian local and regional elections

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The 2015 local authority election was won by SWAPO, gaining four seats (1,741 votes) and the majority in the village council.

Semi-arid climate

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Khorixas has a semi-arid climate (BSh, according to the Köppen climate classification), with warm to hot summers and mild winters.

Köppen climate classification

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Khorixas has a semi-arid climate (BSh, according to the Köppen climate classification), with warm to hot summers and mild winters.

Desert climate

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It borders on a desert climate (BWh).

Namibia Premier League

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The Robber Chanties, which in August 2010 played in the Northern Stream Division One and sought promotion the Namibia Premier League, are based in Khorixas.

Rosina ǁHoabes

Rosina ǁHoabes was a full-time advisor on biology, life sciences and natural sciences education at the Khorixas Regional Education Office prior to becoming a politician.

The White Lady

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The "White Lady" archaeological site is located close to the road from Khorixas to Hentie's Bay, in the area of Uis, on the Brandberg Massif.