Swakopmund is a metropolis at the coast of western Namibia, 352 km west of the Namibian capital Windhoek thru the B2 foremost avenue. It is the capital of the Erongo administrative district. The metropolis has 44,725 inhabitants and covers 196 square kilometres of land. The town is located inside the Namib Desert and is the fourth largest populace centre in Namibia. Swakopmund is a seaside motel and an example of German colonial architecture. It turned into based in 1892 as the primary harbour for German South West Africa, and a small a part of its population remains German-speakme nowadays. Captain Curt von François based Swakopmund in 1892 as the principle harbour for the Imperial German colony
the deep sea harbour at Walvis Bay belonged to the British. The founding date was on August eight while the crew of gunboat Hyäne erected beacons on the shore. Swakopmund became selected for its availability of fresh water, and due to the fact other sites further north including Cape Cross were found flawed. The web site did, but, not offer any herbal protection to ships mendacity off the coast, a geographical function not often observed alongside Namibia's coast.