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Quick Fact
  • 13,057

  • 3,188

  • 20%

  • 89,2%

  • 94,4%

  • 93,5%

Kuruman was established in 1887. Its name is derived from Khoikhoi word that means 'where wild tobacco stands' or possibly from the Tswana words kurwana (meaning 'gourd') or from kludu (meaning 'tortoise'). (GPS coordinates: 27.4559 S, 23.4374 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 population13,057
Young (0-14)25,7%
Working Age (15-64)67,7%
Elderly (65+)6,6%
Dependency ratio47,8
Sex ratio97,9
Population density140 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,6%
Higher education aged 20+20%
Matric aged 20+34,8%
Number of households3,188
Average household size3,8
Female headed households30,9%
Formal dwellings91,9%
Housing owned/paying off51,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage93,5%
Weekly refuse removal96,4%
Piped water inside dwelling89,2%
Electricity for lighting94,4%

Place names

Ga-Segonyana Municipality