Ohangwena is one of
the thirteen regions of Namibia. The northern and western
parts of the region are the most densely populated of
this essentially subsistence agricultural region in
which small scale mahangu cultivation and the keeping
of cattle form the predominant activities. Although
the region depends on rain fed agriculture, other crops
can be established under intensive cultivation.
The main settlements
in the region straddle the good paved road from the
Angolan border to Ondangua, where it joins the Oshakati-Tsumeb
trunk road. The eastern part of the region possesses
good grazing land, but the shortage of water and poor
communications render it uninhabitable at present. There
is a reasonable gravel road from Oshikango to Okongo,
and if a road connection linking the region to Rundu
were to be built, it would greatly increase the agricultural
potential of the area.
In the north, Ohangwena
borders Angola: the Cunene Province, except for a small
border with Cuando Cubango Province in the far northeast.
Domestically, it borders the following regions:
- Okavango - east
- Oshikoto - south
- Oshana - southwest
- Omusati - east
The region comprises ten constituencies: Ongenga, Engela,
Oshikango, Ondobe, Eenhana, Omundaungilo, Okongo, Ohangwena,
Endola, and Epembe.
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