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Quick Fact
  • 3,116

  • 849

  • 4,9%

  • 58,8%

  • 98,8%

  • 15,9%

Komaggas is named after a tributary of the Buffelsrivier. Historically the area was established as a station of the London Missionary Society in 1829. The name is derived from the Khoikhoi language and means 'the place of many wild olives' (GPS coordinates: 29.7987 S, 17.4825 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 population3,116
Young (0-14)26,5%
Working Age (15-64)65,8%
Elderly (65+)7,7%
Dependency ratio52,1
Sex ratio98
Population density1204 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,2%
Higher education aged 20+4,9%
Matric aged 20+12,2%
Number of households849
Average household size3,7
Female headed households40,4%
Formal dwellings98,5%
Housing owned/paying off79,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage15,9%
Weekly refuse removal88%
Piped water inside dwelling58,8%
Electricity for lighting98,8%

Place names

Nama Khoi Municipality