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Quick Fact
  • 140,643

  • 46,678

  • 21,7%

  • 70,1%

  • 83,2%

  • 78,3%

Krugersdorp was named after President Paul Kruger of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek ('Kruger's town') and was established on the farm Paardekraal in 1887. The site was originally an area consisting of public gold-diggings. (GPS coordinates: 26.0874 S, 27.7526 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 population140,643
Young (0-14)20,3%
Working Age (15-64)72,6%
Elderly (65+)7%
Dependency ratio37,7
Sex ratio105,2
Population density569 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,2%
Higher education aged 20+21,7%
Matric aged 20+36%
Number of households46,678
Average household size2,8
Female headed households27,5%
Formal dwellings80,9%
Housing owned/paying off41,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage78,3%
Weekly refuse removal79,3%
Piped water inside dwelling70,1%
Electricity for lighting83,2%

Place names

Mogale City Municipality