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  • 21,846

  • 6,708

  • 15,3%

  • 87%

  • 98,2%

  • 98,6%

Virginia is a name that was bestowed on the town in reference to two railway surveyors from the state of Virginia, in the United States, who etched the name of their birthplace on a boulder near the farm Merriespruit. Later, when the railway siding was established at that spot, the name was adopted. (GPS coordinates: 28.0707 S, 26.8617 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 population21,846
Young (0-14)22,5%
Working Age (15-64)72,7%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio37,6
Sex ratio105,5
Population density295 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,4%
Higher education aged 20+15,3%
Matric aged 20+37%
Number of households6,708
Average household size2,9
Female headed households33,4%
Formal dwellings99,1%
Housing owned/paying off50,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,6%
Weekly refuse removal97,2%
Piped water inside dwelling87%
Electricity for lighting98,2%

Place names

Matjhabeng Municipality