Swakopmund is a beach city in Namibia. It falls under the Erongo administrative division. Being the second largest city, Swakopmund has a total area of 181 sq km. With the Atlantic Ocean on its west, the city is bounded by the Namib Desert on three sides.
The coastal city of Swakopmund has a temperate climate. The mean temperatures of the city ranges between 15°C and 25°C. The city receives very less rainfall, about 15 mm annually. The main source of moisture for the flora and fauna in the city is fog, which can be attributed to the Benguela Current. Due to its climate, the city serves as the traditional summer capital of Namibia.
The city has an approximate population of 35,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1892 by Captain Curt van Francois, Swakopmund served as the central harbour for the German South West Africa.
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