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Sesfontein is a settlement in the Kunene Region of Namibia, situated 150 kilometres 93 mi from the regional capital Opuwo It is the district capital of Sesfontein Constituency, its population is 7,358 Sesfontein derives its name from the six fountains which have their source in the vicinity The settlement features a clinic[1]

The most well known landmark of Sesfontein is Fort Sesfontein, erected in 1896 as a police outpost by Schutztruppe soldiers of Imperial Germany It was abandoned in 1914 and fell into disrepair soon thereafter Considered a prospective National Monument in 1984[2] it was decided in 1989 not to list it The fort was reconstructed in the 1990s and is now equipped to accommodate tourists The palm trees at the fort were planted by the German police officers who manned the fort to combat weapons smuggling and elephant and rhino poaching

References

  1. ^ Haufiku, Mathias 20 November 2014 "Clinics stand idle for four years in Kunene" New Eramw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink
  2. ^ Vogt, Andreas 2006 "129: Fort Sesfontein und Friedhof, Sesfontein Vorläufig" Nationale Denkmäler in Namibia Ein Inventar der proklamierten nationalen Denkmäler in der Republik Namibia [National Monuments in Namibia An inventory of the proclaimed national monuments in the Republic of Namibia] in German Gamsberg Macmillan ISBN 99916-0-752-8


Coordinates: 19°07′31″S 13°37′00″E / 1912528°S 1361667°E / -1912528; 1361667

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