What travelers say about Swakopmund
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 ... More 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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