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Quick Fact
  • 70,118

  • 21,792

  • 10,1%

  • 30%

  • 95,2%

  • 30,9%

Thabanchu is means 'black mountain' in Sotho. The town was established in 1893 and named after the mountain. (GPS coordinates: 29.197 S, 26.8209 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 population70,118
Young (0-14)28,5%
Working Age (15-64)65,7%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio52,2
Sex ratio90,3
Population density1927 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,4%
Higher education aged 20+10,1%
Matric aged 20+27,9%
Number of households21,792
Average household size3,2
Female headed households44%
Formal dwellings85,1%
Housing owned/paying off69,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage30,9%
Weekly refuse removal92,5%
Piped water inside dwelling30%
Electricity for lighting95,2%

Place names

Mangaung Municipality