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Ruacana Destination Guide

Discover Ruacana in Namibia

Ruacana in the region of Kunene is a town located in Namibia - some 396 mi or ( 637 km ) North-West of Windhoek , the country's capital .

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Local time in Ruacana is now 02:58 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Windhoek " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Ruacana, Ondjiva, Namibe, Menongue, and Lubango. When in this area, you might want to check out Ruacana . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Ruacana ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Ruacana Constituency

Ruacana Constituency is an electoral constituency in the Omusati Region of Namibia on the border to Angola. It has 10,722 inhabitants, its district capital is the settlement of Ruacana. The famous Ruacana Falls in the river Kunene are situated in this constituency.

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Located at -17.42 14.30 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Constituencies of Omusati Region

Ruacana Falls

Ruacana Falls are waterfalls located near Ruacana on the Kunene River in Northern Namibia. The waterfall is 120 meters high and 700 meters wide in full flood. It is among the largest waterfalls in Africa, both by volume and width. The Epupa Falls on the Kunene River are located 135 km downstream on the border of Angola and Namibia. \t\t \t\t\tNamibia 119. jpg \t\t\t Ruacana Falls, Northern Namibia \t\t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\tNamibia 124. jpg \t\t\t Ruacana Falls

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Located at -17.39 14.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: Omusati Region, Waterfalls of Angola, Waterfalls of Namibia


Calueque is a village next to a dam and pumping station of the same name on the Kunene River in the Kunene Province of southern Angola. The water project is linked to Ruacana, 20 km away in Namibia, where an underground hydro-electric power station was built. This dam is one of the last landmarks along the Kunene River, prior to the Kunene becoming a border feature between Angola and Namibia.

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Located at -17.27 14.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 28 km away
Tags: Angola–South Africa relations, Dams in Angola, Populated places in Cunene Province, Portugal–South Africa relations