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  • 9,497

  • 3,119

  • 22,8%

  • 95,1%

  • 99%

  • 99,1%

Fochville was named after Marshall Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in France during the First World War. The town itself was established during that war on portions of the farms Kraalkop and Eeuspruit, and was officially proclaimed on 15 November 1920. (GPS coordinates: 26.4851 S, 27.49 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 population9,497
Young (0-14)19,8%
Working Age (15-64)71,1%
Elderly (65+)9,1%
Dependency ratio40,6
Sex ratio94,3
Population density836 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,8%
Higher education aged 20+22,8%
Matric aged 20+44,3%
Number of households3,119
Average household size2,9
Female headed households24,4%
Formal dwellings99,1%
Housing owned/paying off45,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage99,1%
Weekly refuse removal97,4%
Piped water inside dwelling95,1%
Electricity for lighting99%

Place names

Merafong City Municipality