Swakopmund, known as Swakop, is in the region of . It is the country's biggest coastal town and a resort for Namibians on holiday. The city's German origins are quite pronounced in beautiful old German colonial buildings throughout the city, making an even starker contrast for this town sitting at the edge of the Namib Desert.

Notable Places in the Area

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Public building
The is an aquarium in Swakopmund, . Photo: Catatine, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an 8 NHP Compound J & H McLaren steam-driven traction engine Works No 527 built in November 1895 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK and abandoned in the desert of Skeleton Coast outside of the town of Swakopmund in , ca. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 4.0.


-22.6768° or 22° 40' 36.4" south
14.5314° or 14° 31' 53" east
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18 metres (59 feet)
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node 33364835
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  • Afrikaans: Swakopmund
  • Arabic: Swakopmund
  • Arabic: سواكوبموند
  • Azerbaijani: Svakopmund
  • Bengali: সোকপমুন্ড
  • Bulgarian: Свакопмунд
  • Catalan: Swakopmund
  • Cebuano: Swakopmund
  • Chinese: 斯瓦科普蒙德
  • Croatian: Swakopmund
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  • Estonian: Swakopmund
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  • French: Swakopmund
  • Gallegan: Swakopmund
  • German: Swakopmund
  • Greek: Σβακοπμούντ
  • Gujarati: સ્વાકોપમુંડ
  • Hebrew: סווקופמונד
  • Hindi: स्वाकोपमुंड
  • Ido: Swakopmund
  • Indonesian: Swakopmund
  • Italian: Swakopmund
  • Japanese: スワコプムント
  • Kannada: ಸ್ವಾಕೋಪ್ಮುಂಡ್
  • Korean: 스바코프문트
  • Korean: 스와코프문트
  • Latvian: Svakopmunda
  • Lithuanian: Svakopmundas
  • Macedonian: Свакопмунд
  • Malay (generic): Swakopmund
  • Marathi: स्वाकोमंड
  • Northern Frisian: Swakopmund
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  • Russian: Свакопмунд
  • Shona: Swakopmund
  • Sinhalese: ස්වාකොප්මන්ඩ්
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  • Swahili (generic): Swakopmund
  • Swedish: Swakopmund
  • Tamil: ஸ்வாகொமண்ட்
  • Telugu: స్వకొప్ముండ్
  • Thai: สวากุปมันด์
  • Turkish: Swakopmund
  • Ukrainian: Свакопмунд
  • Urdu: سواکوپموند
  • Vietnamese: Swakopmund
  • Waray (Philippines): Swakopmund
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