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Krakeel River

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  • 1,931

  • 526

  • 1,9%

  • 75,5%

  • 89,2%

  • 68,4%

Krakeel River is named after the river of the same name. Krakeel is Dutch for 'quarrel', and it is said that the name of the river refers to the 'quarrel' between the Krakeel River and its tributary, the Apple River, during times of flood. (GPS coordinates: 33.8159 S, 23.7322 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 population1,931
Young (0-14)30,6%
Working Age (15-64)63,7%
Elderly (65+)5,6%
Dependency ratio56,9
Sex ratio91,1
Population density1824 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,6%
Higher education aged 20+1,9%
Matric aged 20+19,8%
Number of households526
Average household size3,7
Female headed households44,1%
Formal dwellings84%
Housing owned/paying off25,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage68,4%
Weekly refuse removal68,3%
Piped water inside dwelling75,5%
Electricity for lighting89,2%

Place names

Kou-Kamma Municipality