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Quick Fact
  • 12,790

  • 3,406

  • 14,3%

  • 86,7%

  • 96,9%

  • 89,8%

Springbok is the Afrikaans translation of the original Khoikhoi word for the animal. The town was originally founded in 1862 as a copper mining area. (GPS coordinates: 29.6643 S, 17.8839 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 population12,790
Young (0-14)26,2%
Working Age (15-64)67%
Elderly (65+)6,7%
Dependency ratio49,2
Sex ratio96
Population density341 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,4%
Higher education aged 20+14,3%
Matric aged 20+24,3%
Number of households3,406
Average household size3,6
Female headed households41,6%
Formal dwellings95,7%
Housing owned/paying off71,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage89,8%
Weekly refuse removal99,3%
Piped water inside dwelling86,7%
Electricity for lighting96,9%

Place names

Nama Khoi Municipality