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  • 63,9%

  • 94,4%

  • 83,5%

Kamieskroon came into existence in 1924 when a village, named Bowesdorp, was moved 7km south to a new location where there was more water and space available. The name is Afrikaans, and means 'crown on the Kamiesberg', referring to a rock formation on the 300 metre high peak. The area is well known for its abundance of wild flowers during spring. (GPS coordinates: 30.2176 S, 17.9205 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 population893
Young (0-14)27,4%
Working Age (15-64)62,7%
Elderly (65+)9,9%
Dependency ratio59,5
Sex ratio112,1
Population density102 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,4%
Higher education aged 20+3,2%
Matric aged 20+23,8%
Number of households267
Average household size2,9
Female headed households46,1%
Formal dwellings98,5%
Housing owned/paying off51,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,5%
Weekly refuse removal94,4%
Piped water inside dwelling63,9%
Electricity for lighting94,4%

Place names

Kamiesberg Municipality