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  • 741,651

  • 254,437

  • 42,4%

  • 94,1%

  • 97,8%

  • 96,2%

Pretoria is the capital city of South Africa, and was founded in 1855 on the farm Elandspoort. It was named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius (1798-1853) and was also known as Pretoria Philadelphia, Pretorium and Pretoriusdorp. (GPS coordinates: 25.7423 S, 28.1694 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 population741,651
Young (0-14)17,1%
Working Age (15-64)75%
Elderly (65+)7,9%
Dependency ratio33,4
Sex ratio93,9
Population density1079 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,4%
Higher education aged 20+42,4%
Matric aged 20+36,5%
Number of households254,437
Average household size2,6
Female headed households36,5%
Formal dwellings97,2%
Housing owned/paying off45,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96,2%
Weekly refuse removal94,9%
Piped water inside dwelling94,1%
Electricity for lighting97,8%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality