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Ohangwena at a glance

The region runs along the Northern border with Angola as well as four of the other regions, namely, Kavango, Oshikoto, Oshana, and Omusati. The region's capital is the town of Eenhana which once served as the military centre for the South African Defense Force. Eenhana is situated in a picturesque tropical forest area where the main commercial activity is cattle farming. Cattle farming along with agriculture are the two main activities contributing to the region's economy.

Eenhana is connected to the extension of the Trans-Caprivi Highway which passes through the town connecting Eenhana to Rundu, Katima Mulilo, and Victoria Falls Livingstone in the east and to Ruacana and Epupa Falls in the west via the Okalongo Outapi road. Some of the other attractions in and around the town include the Oukwanyama Kingdom and King Mandume Museum at Omhedi, a Community Conservancy at Omauni, as well as the Ondeshifiilwa Memorial site.

The northern and western parts of the region are the most densely populated of this essential 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 Ondangwa, where it joins the Oshakati-Tsumeb trunk road.

The region comprises twelve constituencies:

  • Eenhana
  • Endola
  • Engela
  • Epembe
  • Ohangwena
  • Okongo
  • Omulonga
  • Omundaungilo
  • Ondobe
  • Ongenga
  • Oshikango
  • Oshikunde (created in 2013)

Tourists can experience the Kwanyama culture by visiting the town of Helao Nafidi. There are also a couple of other activities in Helao Nafidi, including some that the whole family will enjoy, such as the Annual Trade Show, Cultural Villages, and hiking and biking trails.

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