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  • 1,033

  • 431

  • 26,6%

  • 97%

  • 98,6%

  • 99,3%

Marquard town was established in 1905 and named after an influential Dutch Reform minister, JJT Marquard, with the help of Christoffel Cornelis Froneman, the commandant of the former Orange Free State. It was established on the farm Varschfontein and attained municipal status in the same year. (GPS coordinates: 28.6758 S, 27.4244 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 population1,033
Young (0-14)21,8%
Working Age (15-64)62,5%
Elderly (65+)15,8%
Dependency ratio60,1
Sex ratio93,8
Population density142 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,2%
Higher education aged 20+26,6%
Matric aged 20+36,4%
Number of households431
Average household size2,3
Female headed households36%
Formal dwellings98,8%
Housing owned/paying off57,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage99,3%
Weekly refuse removal97%
Piped water inside dwelling97%
Electricity for lighting98,6%

Place names

Setsoto Municipality