Main Place

Aliwal North

Quick Fact
  • 16,001

  • 4,526

  • 16%

  • 68%

  • 88,2%

  • 87%

Aliwal North is situated on the banks of Orange River. It was named by the Governer of Cape Colony, Sir Harry Smith, to commemorate his victory over the Sikhs at Aliwal in India in 1846. Municipal status for the town was achieved in 1882. (GPS coordinates: 30.6995 S, 26.7308 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 population16,001
Young (0-14)31,6%
Working Age (15-64)62,2%
Elderly (65+)6,2%
Dependency ratio60,8
Sex ratio86,4
Population density463 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+8,5%
Higher education aged 20+16%
Matric aged 20+25,9%
Number of households4,526
Average household size3,3
Female headed households44,1%
Formal dwellings88,4%
Housing owned/paying off41%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage87%
Weekly refuse removal90,1%
Piped water inside dwelling68%
Electricity for lighting88,2%

Place names

Maletswai Municipality