Outjo

      town, northwestern Namibia. The town is situated on a cluster of low hills at an elevation of 4,135 feet (1,260 metres). It lies within an arid region that has accessible underground water supplies, and it has the character of a frontier outpost.

      Thomas Lambert, the first European settler, arrived there in 1880, and German colonial authorities established a military post at Outjo in 1895. It became a municipality in 1944. The town is a trading centre for the surrounding ranching and stock-raising area, and the local industries for the most part produce meat and dairy products and Karakul lambs' wool. A branch railway from Otjiwarongo, 29 miles (47 km) to the southeast, terminates at Outjo. Repeated raids by Owambo (Ovambo) guerrillas of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), an Owambo (Ovamboland) and southern Angola-based group demanding South African troop withdrawal from what was then South West Africa/Namibia, plagued ranchers of Outjo and the surrounding area in the late 1970s and '80s. Pop. (2001) 6,013.

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