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  • 5,400

  • 1,719

  • 28,2%

  • 94,1%

  • 97,7%

  • 97,7%

Ficksburg is situated at the national border between South Africa and Lesotho. It was named after Johan Izak Jacobus Fick (1816-1892), Commandant-General of the then Orange Free State. The town, as well as neighbouring Meqheleng, was the scene of violent service delivery protests in April 2010. (GPS coordinates: 28.8729 S, 27.8798 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 population5,400
Young (0-14)18,9%
Working Age (15-64)70,7%
Elderly (65+)10,4%
Dependency ratio41,5
Sex ratio101,7
Population density107 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,8%
Higher education aged 20+28,2%
Matric aged 20+41,8%
Number of households1,719
Average household size2,6
Female headed households29%
Formal dwellings97,1%
Housing owned/paying off43,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,7%
Weekly refuse removal94,9%
Piped water inside dwelling94,1%
Electricity for lighting97,7%

Place names

Setsoto Municipality