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  • 38,382

  • 11,557

  • 7,1%

  • 75,8%

  • 96,9%

  • 93,8%

Vredenburg meaning 'peaceful town' was originally named Twisfontein (quarrel spring), later as Procesfountain (lawsuit fountain) because of the strife over the fresh water spring in the area. It was renamed Vredenburg (town of peace) in 1875 after a church was built near the disputed spring. (GPS coordinates: 32.9126 S, 18.0014 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 population38,382
Young (0-14)26,4%
Working Age (15-64)69,5%
Elderly (65+)4%
Dependency ratio43,8
Sex ratio101,7
Population density2792 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,7%
Higher education aged 20+7,1%
Matric aged 20+29,6%
Number of households11,557
Average household size3,3
Female headed households29,1%
Formal dwellings75,4%
Housing owned/paying off53,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage93,8%
Weekly refuse removal98,6%
Piped water inside dwelling75,8%
Electricity for lighting96,9%

Place names

Saldanha Bay Municipality