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  • 18,170

  • 4,793

  • 10,1%

  • 76,9%

  • 87,6%

  • 83,7%

Vredendal is Dutch for a 'vale of peace'. The name was given in reference to a peace treaty that took place on this site between the Dutch and a certain Khoi clan who were fighting over cattle. (GPS coordinates: 31.6487 S, 18.5259 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population18,170
Young (0-14)26,4%
Working Age (15-64)67,6%
Elderly (65+)6%
Dependency ratio47,8
Sex ratio96,2
Population density787 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,5%
Higher education aged 20+10,1%
Matric aged 20+27,1%
Number of households4,793
Average household size3,6
Female headed households35%
Formal dwellings78,3%
Housing owned/paying off60,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,7%
Weekly refuse removal93,5%
Piped water inside dwelling76,9%
Electricity for lighting87,6%

Place names

Matzikama Municipality