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  • 209,262

  • 68,595

  • 9,9%

  • 41,8%

  • 86,6%

  • 84,7%

Mangaung is Sesotho for 'home of the cheetah'. The township is located next to the city of Bloemfontein and is known as the birthplace of the African National Congress (ANC). (GPS coordinates: 29.182 S, 26.2431 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 population209,262
Young (0-14)26,7%
Working Age (15-64)68,5%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio46,1
Sex ratio93,5
Population density5840 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4%
Higher education aged 20+9,9%
Matric aged 20+31,9%
Number of households68,595
Average household size3
Female headed households42,2%
Formal dwellings85,6%
Housing owned/paying off57,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage84,7%
Weekly refuse removal86,5%
Piped water inside dwelling41,8%
Electricity for lighting86,6%

Place names

Mangaung Municipality