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  • 24,723

  • 7,315

  • 21,3%

  • 85,8%

  • 96,4%

  • 92,9%

Kroonstad was founded in 1855. One suggestion for the origin of its name is that it was taken from Kronstadt near Leningrad. Another suggests that the town was named after a ford called Kroondrift. The ford itself was named Kroondrift because a horse named Kroon broke its leg there. (GPS coordinates: 27.6385 S, 27.2328 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 population24,723
Young (0-14)18,4%
Working Age (15-64)72%
Elderly (65+)9,6%
Dependency ratio38,9
Sex ratio108,1
Population density330 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,2%
Higher education aged 20+21,3%
Matric aged 20+43,3%
Number of households7,315
Average household size2,7
Female headed households33,1%
Formal dwellings98,3%
Housing owned/paying off56,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage92,9%
Weekly refuse removal91,3%
Piped water inside dwelling85,8%
Electricity for lighting96,4%

Place names

Moqhaka Municipality