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Quick Fact ......
  • 4,594

  • 1,083

  • 4,4%

  • 34,2%

  • 94,3%

  • 58,8%

Hanover was originally laid out in 1854 on the farm Petrusvallei. It was named after the city of Hanover in Germany. The parents of Gert Gous, the owner of the farm, originated from Hanover in Germany. (GPS coordinates: 31.0507 S, 24.4326 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 population4,594
Young (0-14)34%
Working Age (15-64)60,6%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio65,1
Sex ratio94,5
Population density57 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+16,8%
Higher education aged 20+4,4%
Matric aged 20+18,1%
Number of households1,083
Average household size3,9
Female headed households43,7%
Formal dwellings98%
Housing owned/paying off38%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage58,8%
Weekly refuse removal82,3%
Piped water inside dwelling34,2%
Electricity for lighting94,3%

Place names

Emthanjeni Municipality