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Swakopmund is located on the shoreline of northwestern Namibia, 280 km western side of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. It is an administrative center for Erongo administrative district. The climate of the city is very cool in December to January (Namibia’s summer months) so the territorial administration moves to Swakopmund for these months. The estimated population of the city was around 28,552 in 2007. The city is a fine beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It was established in 1892 as the major port for German South-West Africa. It is located on the B2 road and the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Walvis Bay. The city also contains Swakopmund Airport.

Major buildings of the city include the Altes Gefängnis prison, established in 1909. The Wörmannhaus, established in 1906 with a prominent tower, is now a public library. Main attractions of the city include a Swakopmund Museum, the National Marine Aquarium, a crystal gallery and spectacular sand dunes close to Langstrand southern side of the Swakop River. Outside of the city, the Rossmund Desert Golf Course is one of only 5 all-grass desert golf courses in the world. The city is famous for extreme sports. In the surroundings of the city lies a camel farm and the Martin Luther steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert.

Most of the towns and villages in Namibia have developed in to indigenous settlements and very often were situated near sources of water. Names of places given by original residents were very descriptive and in several cases those names were retained by European settlers who sometimes cut down pronunciations of the names. The Nama word "Tsoakhaub" can be translated as "excrement opening" which was an unpleasant but accurate description of the waters of the Swakop River when it flooded, carrying masses of mud, sand, pieces of vegetation and animal corpses to the Atlantic Ocean.

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