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Quick Fact ......
  • 1,819

  • 590

  • 10%

  • 90,3%

  • 97,6%

  • 99,2%

Jagersfontein was established on the farm (of the same name) which was once the property of a Jacobus Jagers, hence the name Jagersfontein ('Jagers' spring'). One of the largest diamonds in the world, the Excelsior, was discovered here in 1893. (GPS coordinates: 29.7678 S, 25.4258 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 population1,819
Young (0-14)26,4%
Working Age (15-64)63,4%
Elderly (65+)10,2%
Dependency ratio57,8
Sex ratio101
Population density42 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,8%
Higher education aged 20+10%
Matric aged 20+29%
Number of households590
Average household size3
Female headed households46,8%
Formal dwellings97,5%
Housing owned/paying off36,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage99,2%
Weekly refuse removal75,4%
Piped water inside dwelling90,3%
Electricity for lighting97,6%

Place names

Kopanong Municipality