10. Windhoek, Namibia The capital of Namibia lies in a valley with the Auas Mountains to the southeast, the Eros Mountains to the northeast, and the Khomas Hochland to the west. Windhoek's population exceeded 233,000, according to a 2001 census, making it the most populous city in Namibia. With crime on the rise, the State Department encourages travelers to "employ common-sense preventive measures" such as avoiding isolated areas and safeguarding purses, wallets and cellphones.
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