Main Place

Magaliesburg

Quick Fact
  • 6,363

  • 2,036

  • 7,2%

  • 39,5%

  • 90,8%

  • 87,2%

Magaliesburg town is named after the Magaliesberg Mountain Range. The range was originally known as the Cashan Mountains, after a chief Khashane. Later, it was named after chief Mohale, whom the Voortrekkers encountered there. It was adapted to Magali(e): 'Magalie's mountain'. The town name can thus be directly translated as 'Magalie's town'. (GPS coordinates: 25.9901 S, 27.5407 E).

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

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Key Statistics 2011

Characteristics
Total population6,363
Young (0-14)28%
Working Age (15-64)68,9%
Elderly (65+)3,1%
Dependency ratio45,2
Sex ratio99,7
Population density556 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,2%
Higher education aged 20+7,2%
Matric aged 20+31,8%
Number of households2,036
Average household size3
Female headed households35,2%
Formal dwellings71,5%
Housing owned/paying off30,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage87,2%
Weekly refuse removal90,7%
Piped water inside dwelling39,5%
Electricity for lighting90,8%

Place names

Mogale City Municipality