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Quick Fact
  • 26,227

  • 6,625

  • 7,7%

  • 31,4%

  • 72,7%

  • 74,7%

Marapong originates from Northern Sotho or Tswana languages, and is said to mean 'place of bones'. (GPS coordinates: 23.6557 S, 27.6218 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 population26,227
Young (0-14)17,4%
Working Age (15-64)81,8%
Elderly (65+)0,8%
Dependency ratio22,3
Sex ratio167,9
Population density6565 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,1%
Higher education aged 20+7,7%
Matric aged 20+31,2%
Number of households6,625
Average household size2,9
Female headed households33,4%
Formal dwellings63,5%
Housing owned/paying off26,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage74,7%
Weekly refuse removal76,3%
Piped water inside dwelling31,4%
Electricity for lighting72,7%

Place names

Lephalale Municipality