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  • 10,465

  • 2,829

  • 9,6%

  • 64,1%

  • 79,2%

  • 78,9%

Hartswater became a municipality in April 1960 and takes its name from the Harts River, which flows nearby. The name of the river is a translation of a Khoikhoi name Gaobgariep, which means 'heart river', possibly named after a chief or a tribe. (GPS coordinates: 27.7529 S, 24.8125 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 population10,465
Young (0-14)32,3%
Working Age (15-64)63%
Elderly (65+)4,7%
Dependency ratio58,8
Sex ratio94,7
Population density971 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+18,7%
Higher education aged 20+9,6%
Matric aged 20+26,6%
Number of households2,829
Average household size3,7
Female headed households38,8%
Formal dwellings79,8%
Housing owned/paying off32,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage78,9%
Weekly refuse removal84,5%
Piped water inside dwelling64,1%
Electricity for lighting79,2%

Place names

Phokwane Municipality